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Supporters of the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale fundraiser are (from left to right) secretary Becca Campa, volunteer Barbara Hannon, president Rachel Sanborn, vice president Laura Pratt, library director Diane Insley and treasurer Powell Hinson. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go toward the San Marcos Public Library for its programs and services. (photo by Diane Insley)

The ladies of First Presbyterian Church will serve lunch Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum located at 400 E. Hopkins St. Cost is $8, and the menu will consist of Chicken Cordon Bleu, Rainbow Salad, desserts, rolls, tea and coffee. Proceeds assist the Heritage Association with preservation and beautification activities. Shown are, back row, Lorraine Jaska, Mary Harris, Betty Jack Rains, Carol Vansant, Carol Grimm, Carolyn Fielder, Ruth Jennings, Jan Massingill, Sue Rogers, Sara Defrain, Dotty Calaway, Lynn Thompson and Melissa Liddle. In the front row are Sally Kuny, Shirley Criger, Marie Jager and Carolyn Johnston. (photo by Ed Kuny)

A Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for San Marcos School Fuel on Thursday, Oct. 8. School Fuel is an organization that gathers healthy snacks for school children to eat during the weekend. Seventy-five percent of children in the San Marcos CISD are on free or reduced-lunch fees. Many of these children go home on the weekends to little or no food available for them to eat. They return to school hungry the following Monday. (photo by San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors)

Jenny Mangrum, president of the board for School Fuel, explains the volunteer program to the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The community-wide project depends on volunteers representing different organizations, denominations and societal groups. They are all united by the love for the community’s children and their educations. Children are more able to focus on learning if their stomachs are full. (photo by San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors)

Lina Robertson enjoys a story with her children, Luciana and Santiago, in the Babies Need Books program at the San Marcos Public Library. Children’s librarian Ashley Schimelman shares her love of reading with babies, toddlers and caregivers. (Photo by San Marcos Public Library)

Reading to children benefits their growth

We all know that reading to our chidlren is a good thing, but are you aware of all the benefits of making books an important part of your children’s lives?
As a parent, you have the power to enhance your child’s imagination, communication, literacy skills, critical thinking, concentration and discipline just by enjoying reading and storytime activities with your little one.

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