They open and close, begin and end, take you for a spin, lead you home or around the world and become your friends.

They are books, books and more books, available to youngsters at more than 100 metropolitan-area public libraries as part of a summer reading program sponsored by the libraries and by the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments.

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They open and close, begin and end, take you for a spin, lead you home or around the world and become your friends.

They are books, books and more books, available to youngsters at more than 100 metropolitan-area public libraries as part of a summer reading program sponsored by the libraries and by the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments.

Officially called "Summer Quest '83--Read for Fun at Your Public Library," the program began last week and will continue until Aug. 13. It is aimed at children from first to eighth grade.

Each week participating libraries select a theme from which young readers can choose books. When the youngsters have completed their books, librarians place stickers in the children's "passports" to record their reading.