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Read books and win prizes at the San Miguel Library

The San Miguel Library is kicking off its Summer Reading Program on Saturday.
The San Miguel Library is kicking off its Summer Reading Program on Saturday.

On Saturday, the San Miguel Library begins its summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”

There are categories for everyone from babies to adults with a chance to win great prizes for all who complete the program.

Each child who reads 10 books gets to pick out a brand new book to keep. Teens are entered in a special raffle. The adult program is titled “Exercise Your Mind: READ!” and participants could win a pedometer.

For details, call 805-467-3224 or visit the library — next to the ball field on 13th Street — from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Check out books, audio books, movies, CDs, magazines and games. Free Wi-Fi is available seven days a week from the parking lot.

Training burn

All that black smoke Saturday was generated by a San Miguel Fire Department training burn of an abandoned building at Mission and 16th streets.

Two passings

Betty Arbogast passed away June 2 at home. For many years, she was an active parishioner at Mission San Miguel, serving on committees, doing fundraising and singing. Her memorial service will be at the mission 10:30 a.m. Friday, and it will be followed by a lunch reception.

Former San Miguel resident Shirley Upton passed away Saturday following a brief illness. The Upton family was greatly involved in community, church and school activities until they moved out of the area.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.