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From India, Straight to the Library

2nd Grader Travelers On a Mission To Get Books!

Dora Melanie and Jacob

Dora, Melanie and Jacob


After living in India for 5 years, Jacob and Dora (and their parents) returned to the United States last week.

What was their first outing? They figured out how to use the Metro (with help from mom), and visited the Central Library.



Everybody got Library cards:

Dora and Jacob get Library cards

Then the kids signed up for Summer Reading, and put stickers on the Youth Services world map to mark where they lived in India:

Here's India

And found some good books to check out:

Jacob and Dora checking books out


Welcome back to Arlington, we’re so happy to have you!


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