Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Reading in North Orange

Photo: Children from Tricia Belloli's Country Cubs Family Day Care shown here are helping to reach the library's goal of 800 books goal by logging books read to them. Manuel King designed the bulletin board which will be used to track the readers' progress.

Patrons of all ages at the Moore-Leland Library in North Orange are reading to raise funds to build schools in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. For every book read by Summer Reading Club members, the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries will contribute 25 cents to Pennies for Peace, the charity started by Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea. Branch Librarian, Dianne Salcedo has challenged patrons to read 800 books by the end of August. Patrons are encouraged to read "Three Cups of Tea" in the regular or young people's edition or the picture book "Listen to the Wind." Programs about the book are planned for late summer or fall.

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