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Pine library’s “One World, Many Stories” summer reading program hosted Sparky the clown from the Pine Strawberry Fire Department June 8. Sparky shared many fire safety tips with children participating in the program. The big red fire truck also came and each of the children got to use the fire hoses. The program activities will continue each Wednesday through June from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the library activity room. The library is also hosting Movie Madness at 12:30 p.m. each Thursday inside the library. A list of movies is available at the library. Parents are responsible for determining the suitability of these movies for their children. For more information, contact the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library at (928) 476-3678.

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