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County Library’s Summer Reading Program a Success

Orange County library officials are proclaiming their summer reading program a success, saying that the storytelling sessions and musical performances have drawn more than 12,000 children during the past three months.

The theme of this year’s program, “Western Tales and Trails,” highlights books and songs about cowboys, gold and living in the Old West.

The reading series runs through Aug. 27. Children and their parents can still catch several performances at library branches around the county.

Today , stagecoach rides will be offered at 2:30 p.m. at La Palma Library, 7842 Walker St.

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On Saturday, Samba N’Go Pop will give two musical performances at the San Juan Capistrano regional library, 31495 El Camino Real. The performances will be at 7 and 9 p.m. On Aug. 27, that library will present Latin jazz concerts at 7 and 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, K.C. & Company will perform cowboy songs and stories at 2 p.m. at the Laguna Beach library, 363 Glenneyre St.

The reading program has been going on for three months. As of mid-July, 12,500 children had taken part in activities, county library spokeswoman Cheryl Pruett said.

“The goal is to encourage children to read and look at the library as a source for reading and entertaining and exploring the world,” Pruett said.

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