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  • Preschool Fun: Snowmen!

    Preschool Fun: Snowmen!

    Do you want to build a snowman? I do! Let’s go have some fun! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We’ll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.   TALKING: What color are snowmen? What are they made from? What is on their heads?…

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    6 Latinx Authors to Read During Hispanic Heritage Month

    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we gathered just a few of the most meaningful books written by Latinx authors we’ve read in our lifetimes. This is an ideal time to pick up a new-to-you book and explore the varied, complex experiences of Latinx authors and the characters they’ve brought to life in these stories.…

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  • Preschool Fun: Dragons!

    Preschool Fun: Dragons!

    Since it’s a magical and mythological summer at Orange County Library System, let’s talk about dragons this week! Let’s start with some questions:  What does a dragon look like? What does a dragon sound like? Are dragons big or little?  Are they kind?  Read: Read any book you may have that mentions dragons. If you don’t…

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  • Five Tips to Help Maximize the Number of Books You Read

    Five Tips to Help Maximize the Number of Books You Read

    Reading. The most enriching activity an individual can perform – if you do not include cooking or frolicking through a field of freshly grown sunflowers. As a bibliophile, I find that my mind is constantly overcome with thoughts about how I can read more, despite my best attempts to focus on how to flip an…

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  • Read It! Don't Lose It: How to Regain Your Focus While Reading

    Read It! Don’t Lose It: How to Regain Your Focus While Reading

    Imagine you have just picked up a book from your “books I need to read” list. You prepare your favorite beverage and find the comfortable spot on your couch. Enthusiastically, you open the book and begin to read it, scanning the words, feeling the pages on your fingertips every time you turn to the next…

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    Top 10 Books Checked Out From The Library in 2018

    This year was a popular year for fiction at the Orange County Library System. From fiction veterans such as David Baldacci (who spoke at the library earlier this year) to the breakout thriller The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the interests of readers were diverse in style but decidedly committed to…

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