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Magical Storyteller Featured Artist for HSPLS Summer Reading Program

Magical Storyteller Yasu Ishida will be the featured artist for the HSPLS 2017 Summer Reading Program at selected public libraries statewide from June 27 through July 15. Ishida will present three different storytelling programs incorporating magic and …

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For children, teens, and adults! Join the Summer Reading Program from June 4 to July 15, 2017 to discover great reads and earn rewards! This program is now available online! Participate anywhere, any time, using your smartphone or device. Register now! …

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