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Madison Doolin, 3, right, claps along as Christy Gonzales, not pictured, Moffat County Libraries programs coordinator, reads a children’s book about the Fourth of July during story-time at the Craig branch. Weekly story-times and the libraries’ other summer reading activities coincide with an initiative spearheaded by Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and the Colorado State Library to encourage children and adults to read more during the summer.

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Library summer reading program coincides with statewide initiative

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries kicked off Independence Day festivities a little early this year. With small American flags in hand, children marched through the bookshelves Thursday morning, singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” The miniature parade capped off a weekly summer story-time with a Fourth of July flair, complete with a read-aloud of children’s books commemorating the holiday. Story-time, along with other activities during the library’s summer reading program, are part of a larger effort to keep students turning pages when school is out.

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