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Librarys Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 1

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the Escalon Library is gearing up for the summer and getting its popular Summer Reading Program in place.

This summer’s program theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set and Read” and the program runs from Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, July 31. The summer reading program is to encourage adults, teens and children to read during the summer months. The library will host a variety of themed activities that encourage and support the love of reading.

“Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals,” said Escalon librarian Jamie Turner.

Signups start today, June 1, at the library on Second Street and a full slate of summer programs starts next week.

The schedule includes:

Monday, June 6 at 1:30 p.m., Rebecca Niles, Bubble Lady; Friday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom; Thursday, June 16 at 3 p.m., Tony Borders ‘Run with the Animals.’

Also, Monday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m., Magic Dan; Wednesday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m., Bonnie Lockhart’s Songs and Music Games from Around the World; Thursday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m., Sports Crafts and Monday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m., Brian Scott’s Magic Show.

All performances are free.

There is also a Teen Summer Reading Program “Get in the Game” and an Adult Summer Reading Program “Exercise Your Mind” to get all ages involved in reading for fun.