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Library promotes early reading

The Arapahoe Library District is promoting early reading by providing a free new book to its 4-year-old patrons as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program. One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide initiative that hopes to support family reading at home and instill a love of learning in Colorado youngsters.

Families of 4-year-olds may pick up a book, in either English or Spanish, between May 6-20. Supplies are limited.

For more information, visit www.onebook4colorado.org. For more information about the Arapahoe Library District, visit www.arapahoelibraries.org, or call 303-542-7279.

High Line Canal run set

South Suburban will hosts its 32nd annual High Line Canal Run on May 11 in deKoevend Park, featuring a 10K run at 8 a.m. and a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Children and friendly dogs welcome. Registration includes a pancake breakfast, race shirt, goody bag and prize drawings. Awards will be given to top male and female finishers in both the 10K and 5K races.

Race fee is $30, pre-race day; and $35 on race day. Register online at www.RunningGuru.com. Race day packet pickup will open at 6:30 a.m. at deKoevend Park, 6315 S. University Blvd. Free parking is available at the adjacent Goodson Recreation Center.

City has five Daniels scholars

Five Centennial students with exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to giving back to the community have earned a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program.

Saman Rizvi and Anna Ha of Eaglecrest High School; Preston Court, Winta Okbamicael and Gabriel Terrell of Grandview High School; and Cherry Creek High School senior Kate Jessen are among 256 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming named in the program’s 2013 scholarship program.

The Daniels Fund awards more than $13 million in scholarships. The funding received by each Daniels Scholar varies depending on the college or university they attend and covers all or part of a student’s expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other educational expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer.

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