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Busy Summer Planned At Library
Summer reading clubs, puppetry, magic shows, wizards and movies ... there are plenty of activities planned over the next several weeks at the Escalon Branch Library.

Now that school is out and summer is officially arriving on Saturday, officials at the local library have planned several special events to encourage youngsters to visit the library, get involved in reading for fun, and have the chance at various prizes for participation.

"I get to read books and I can learn a lot from them," young library visitor D'Allasio Moreno, 9, said during a recent stop for books. "I like mysteries."

Moreno will be a fifth grader in the fall and enjoys reading over the summer for fun - and prizes - in the library's summer reading club. There are clubs for kids and teens, along with special programs aimed at all age groups. The Thursday morning storytime also continues for preschool children.

On Thursday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m. 'Magic: The Gathering Card Game' will be offered for teens, while musician Tim Cain will present a special music program for children at the library on Tuesday, July 8 at 3:30 p.m. Cain has released five albums for children that have received numerous awards, including awards from the Parents' Choice Foundation.

A teen movie will be screened at the library on Thursday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. and the puppets and magic of Tony Borders takes center stage on Tuesday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m.