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Librarys summer reading program begins
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The Stanislaus County Library invites all kids to join the children’s Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big! READ.”

Children through 12 years can participate by picking up a personalized reading log at any Stanislaus County Library location, read (or be read to) at least 20 minutes per day and earn rewards for every seven days of reading they complete. The Summer Reading Program began May 26 and continues through Aug. 4.

Teens age 12-18 can participate in “Own the Night” by picking up a bingo card and tracking their reading on the card. After completing a bingo card, they will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes & Noble NOOK. Each branch of the Stanislaus County Library will have one winner. Adults can participate as well. The library especially encourages parents to participate as a model of good reading habits for their children. Adults can submit a short book review form that will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize valued at $100.

The Summer Reading Program also features special performances throughout the summer for children and teens. Programs at the Turlock library branch are: Carnival of Chaos, featuring vaudeville and cabaret performances, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today; Magic Dan will perform at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 23; Musician Gary Lapow will perform at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. July 21.