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Library Hosts Virtual Events For Audiences Of All Ages
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With the weather turning colder and the county remaining in the purple tier in terms of the pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t ‘visit’ your local library and get in on some fun during the winter months.

Local residents of all ages can join the Stanislaus County Library virtually on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. to test their knowledge of Frozen and Frozen 2. Participants can engage virtually on two devices for Zoom access to view the questions and another for the free app Kahoot! to answer them. Registration is required and guests can build a trivia team. For more information and to register visit the website

The Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge is available to all ages that can assist in reading 5,000 hours sponsored by Simon & Schuster’s Books Like Us. In this completely virtual reading challenge, top-performing libraries and schools will earn rewards from Simon & Schuster, including book collections and virtual author visits. Look for more details on how to participate as the new year approaches.

Story Breaks continue on Facebook this December. Children and families can still enjoy twice weekly Story Breaks during the month of December. Each Story Break features a read aloud of favorite picture books. Story Breaks are posted at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the county library system’s Facebook page, and on the Kids Page of their website. Per publisher permissions, Story Breaks are available to enjoy for one week. Virtual Story Times and virtual Bilingual Story Times will resume in January 2021.

Don’t forget: the website is a great place to go for the latest library news, modified service hours, upcoming programming, eResources, and the online catalog.