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On the Calendar:  Monday, 6/1/2015 11:00 AM
SUMMER READING KICKOFF!!!: Join us on Monday, June 1 from 11:00-1:00 to sign up for Summer Reading. This will be a come and go program and will feature an interactive hands on lego building project with Marvel Superhero Legos & Bricks 4 Kidz - Ruston/West Monroe/Monroe, La and a "caring for your pet" petting zoo with "Underdog" and the Union (Louisiana) Humane Society. All children who register receive a free goodie bag, reading logs, and a costumed photo booth picture for the "Every Hero Has a Story". Calendar

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