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County-funded library program gives kids opportunity to learn, have fun


October 28, 2020

CHILDREN listen intently as Shannon Richardson of the South Santiam Watershed Council dissects a salmon, left.

Even with sports canceled and schools closed, youngsters in Sweet Home still have the chance to have fun and learn together.

The library's childcare and enrichment program, funded by the Linn County Commission, is going strong, though it still has space for a few more students in its Monday/Tuesday cohort. The program's hours have expanded and it now runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 at the Community Center.

Coordinator Jay Marble said he's bringing in guests as often as possible to keep the kids engaged in learning.

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the guest was Shannon Richardson of the South Santiam Water...

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