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KINGSBURG – There are multiple events families can take advantage of at your local Fresno County Library branches in both Kingsburg at 1399 Draper St. and Selma at 2200 Selma St.

In Kingsburg, Santa will be visiting the library from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 6. Families are welcomed to take photos with Santa and should bring their own cameras or smartphones to take pictures. A craft activity that day includes making holiday cards for a veteran. The cards will be sent out the next day through the Caring Kids Cards organization.

The Kingsburg branch is also currently hosting an animal shelter drive during the month of December for two local, no-kill facilities, PROUD and Pawsitive Connections. They are accepting newspapers, unopened animal food and treats, blankets and toys.

If patrons bring in an item for the animal drive, the library staff will provide a free Santa picture during the Santa event Dec. 6.

Other upcoming Kingsburg branch activities include preschool story time at 10:45 a.m. and a children’s craft from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. Storytime repeats on Dec. 5 and 12. The children’s craft repeats on Dec. 12. A Pokemon ornament-making craft is 4-5 p.m. and winter craft is 6-7 p.m. Dec. 13.

Call 897-3710 for details or log on to

In Selma, Santa will be at the Library at 6 p.m. Dec 18. Families and caregivers are asked to bring their own cameras to take pics with Santa.

A similar animal shelter drive takes place during December for the Second Chance Animal Shelter. Patrons may bring unused dog food and dog treats, newspaper, used blankets and towels, dog toys and laundry detergent.

Selma's next preschool story time is 10-11 a.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.

A winter craft is 4-5 p.m. Dec. 10. This year they will be making Rice Krispie Trains. The Pokemon ornament making is 4-5 p.m. Dec. 11. A book tasting for teens, which is like a speed dating game of sorts for readers and books, is noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 19. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided. Call 896-3393 for details or log on to

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