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Clymer Will Be Closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st

Posted by clymerlibrary on December 20, 2013

We at Clymer Library would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year.  We will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24th and 25th in observation of Christmas.  We will also be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 31st and January 1st in observation of New Year.

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December Events

Posted by clymerlibrary on December 2, 2013

KIDS PROGRAMS 

Story Hour and Lap Sit

Children are invited to Clymer Library’s weekly meetings full of stories, crafts, songs, and dance.  During the month of December, Clymer will be holding their Monday Story Hours on the 9th and 16th at 10:30am.  For their Thursday Lap Sit Story Hours, they will be meeting on the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10:30am.

Family Holiday House Project

Help decorate Clymer Library for the Holiday Season!  Starting Monday, December 2nd, we will begin receiving entries.  Entries due by December 16th.  Please no food items.  Be sure to have your name and phone number on your display.   Clymer will display your masterpieces until Saturday, December 28th.  The winner will be notified by Friday, December 20th.  Winner will receive a gingerbread house kit to make at home with their family.

Belle Visits Clymer

Princess Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, will be visiting Clymer Library on Saturday December 7th at 1pm. Come dressed in your prince or princess best!  It will be a magical and musical story hour!  All ages welcome.  Light Refreshments will be served.  Sign up required.  Sign up the circ desk or call 570-646-0826.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

Teenage Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board will be meeting at Clymer Library on Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30 to 7:30pm.  Teens who participate can take an active role in their library by helping select books and other materials, help plan teen programs, review and discuss books, movies, and music.  For more questions, e-mail Mary Ann at mcteenlib@gmail.com .

ADULT PROGRAMS:

Pocono Mountain West Show Choir

The Pocono Mountain West Show Choir will be visiting Clymer Library to deliver a delightful holiday performance on December 3rd at 6pm.  Sign up is required.  Sign up or call 570-646-0826.

Candy Program

Join us at Clymer Library on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 as our presenter gives tips on how to make your very own candy!  Sign up is required.  Sign up or call 570-646-0826.

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Clymer Closing Early at 12:30pm on Tuesday, Nov. 26

Posted by clymerlibrary on November 26, 2013

Clymer Library is closing early at 12:30pm due to bad weather on Thursday, November 26th.

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November Events

Posted by clymerlibrary on November 1, 2013

EVENTS

Flu Shot Clinic at Clymer Library
Allen Lear Home Care Associates will be giving out free flu shots at Clymer Library. November 21st from 12 to 2 pm. Must be over 18. Please bring your Medicare card. For questions, call 570-426-7514.

Book Sale!!!
If you are looking to start your holiday shopping early, perhaps you should check out Clymer Library’s Thanksgiving Weekend Book Sale. Paperbacks will be 50 cents, hardbacks will be $1, and new hardbacks will $2 or 3 for $6. Friday and Saturday, November 29th and 30th from 10am to 5pm.

Food For Fines/Fine Forgiveness
Got some late fines that you keep forgetting to pay? Do not fret, for Clymer Library will be having its Food for Fines program! $1.00 will be taken off for each can brought in.  Only applies to late fines.  The Food for Fines program benefits the Top of the Mountain Food Pantry, and takes place between October 29th to November 30th. No expired or damaged items please.

Coming Soon to Clymer Library: The Giving Tree
Clymer Library will have the Giving Tree for children in need through the month of November. Children’s names, ages, and gift requests will be on an ornament for patrons to select. More is to be announced. For more information call 570-646-0826. Please Give!

Also Coming Soon to Clymer Library: The Thankful Tree
Back by popular demand, Clymer Library will be putting up The Thankful Tree for the month of November! Come in and tell us what you are thankful for, write it on a leaf, and hang it on our tree. Both children and adults are encouraged to participate.

KIDS PROGRAMS:

Story Hour and Lap Sit
Children are invited to Clymer Library’s weekly meetings full of stories, crafts, songs, and dance. During the month of November, Clymer will be holding their Monday Story Hours on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th at 10:30am. For their Thursday Lap Sit Story Hours, they will be meeting on the 7th, 14th, and 21st at 10:30am.

Thanksgiving Family Project
Clymer Library is having its Thanksgiving Family Project again! Make a Thanksgiving-themed diorama to help decorate the library. Entries due by Friday, November 15th. The first prize winner will receive a $10 gift card from Walmart. Winner will be notified Saturday, November 30th. Please do not use any food items. For questions, call 570-646-0826 and ask for Melissa or Joe.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

Teenage Advisory Board
The Teen Advisory Board will be meeting at Clymer Library on Tuesday, October 15th from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Teens who participate can take an active role in their library by helping select books and other materials, help plan teen programs, review and discuss books, movies, and music. For more questions, e-mail Mary Ann at mcteenlib@gmail.com .

ADULT PROGRAMS:

Tapping for Your Health
Come to Clymer Library to learn about Meridian Tapping. Meridian Tapping has been called the “Acupressure for the Emotions.” By tapping energy points on the surface of the skin while focusing the mind on specific psychological problems or goals, the brain’s electrochemistry can be shifted to help. Sign up at circ desk or call 570-646-0826. Thursday, November 21st at 6pm.

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Clymer Library Lehigh Valley Winery Tour

Posted by clymerlibrary on October 8, 2013

Wine BottlePeople have been drinking wine since the beginnings of history, so why not continue this revered tradition AND support the library at the same time by signing up for Clymer Library’s Lehigh Valley Tour?  It takes place on Wednesday, November 6th.  The bus will be leaving the St. Kolbe Parish parking lot at 10:15am, and will return at 5:30pm.  The tour includes Big Creek Vineyard & Winery, Galen Glen Winery, and the Vyncrest Winery.  There will be the tasting of 6 wines at each winery, and a box lunch will be provided.  Cost is $40 per person, and must be paid on date of signing up.  Please sign up by Friday, November 1st. Must be 21 years or older.

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Closed on Columbus Day

Posted by clymerlibrary on October 8, 2013

Clymer Library will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observation of Columbus Day.  We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, October 15th.

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October Events

Posted by clymerlibrary on September 21, 2013

Food For Fines/Fine Forgiveness

Got some late fines that you keep forgetting to pay?  Do not fret, for Clymer Library will be having its Food for Fines program!  Just bring in a can of non-perishable food, and $1.00 will be taken off of one line item.  For example, if you have late fines for two $2.00 fines, and you bring in two cans of food, you will receive $1.00 off of each fine.  The Food for Fines program benefits the Top of the Mountain Food Pantry, and takes place between October 29th to November 30th.  No expired or damaged items please.

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Lehigh Valley Wine Tour

Clymer will be organizing a Lehigh Valley Wine Tour for Wednesday, November 6th.  The bus leaves at 10:15 and returns at 5pm.  More information will be available soon.  For questions, call 570-646-0826 and ask for Diane.  

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KIDS PROGRAMS 

Story Hour and Lap Sit

Children are invited to Clymer Library’s weekly meetings full of stories, crafts, songs, and dance.  During the month of October, Clymer will be holding their Monday Story Hours on the 7th, 21th and 28th at 10:30am.  For their Thursday Lap Sit Story Hours, they will be meeting on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at 10:30am.  The Story Hour and Lap Sit programs that take place on the 28th and 31st will be special Halloween parties.  Parents and children alike are encouraged to show up in costume.

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Kids’ Movie: Hotel Transylvania (2012)

On Saturday, October 5th—Clymer will be showing a movie for children, Hotel Transylvania.  In this movie, Adam Sandler is the voice of Count Dracula, who runs a secret resort that caters to monsters.  Things are going smoothly until the existence of this resort is discovered by a young boy.  Free popcorn, but bring your own beverage please.  Sign up in person, or call 570-646-0826.

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Pumpkin Painting

Join Miss Sue at Clymer Library to paint pumpkins on Thursday, October 17th at 6pm.  Only 30 seats available.  Sign up in person, or call 570-646-0826.

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TEEN PROGRAMS:

Teen Mystery Night

Taking place at Clymer Library is “The Cracks in the Wall,” an interactive mystery program for teens in grades 7-12. The cracks in the foundation lead to a body. Is it the man who’s been missing for five years? And was it an accident… or murder? Teens are invited to investigate the crime scene, examine the evidence, and search for clues in order to solve the mystery. Sleuths will be rewarded with fun, snacks, and prizes. Sign up at the library or e-mail mcteenlib@gmail.com (please include your name, grade, phone, and library name). Program replaces the October TAB meeting.  Tuesday, October 15th at 6pm. 

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ADULT PROGRAMS: 

Improve Health & Increase Longevity

Join Anthony Mullen at Clymer Library for a presentation on light therapy.  Light therapy reduces pain by reducing irritation and inflammation.  It also promotes healing by enhancing blood flow and raising oxygen levels.  Thursday, October 10th at 6pm.

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Foreign Film: The Last Station

Clymer Library will be showing a Foreign Film on Saturday, October 12th at 1pm.  This month’s film is The Last Station starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer.  The Last Station portrays the final days of literary icon, Leo Tolstoy, who plans to donate his royalties to the Russian people.  Opposed to this grand plan is his wife, who does everything she can to change his mind.  Sign up in person, or call 570-646-0826.

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Tapping for Your Health

Come to Clymer Library to learn about Meridian Tapping.  Meridian Tapping has been called the “Acupressure for the Emotions.” By tapping energy points on the surface of the skin while focusing the mind on specific psychological problems or goals, the brain’s electrochemistry can be shifted to help.  Sign up at circ desk or call 570-646-0826.  Thursday, October 24th at 6pm.

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Fall Herb Garden

Just because you can’t grow herbs outside anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy them indoors through the winter months.  Master Gardener, Terry Christoph, will talk about the requirements for growing herbs indoors, how to obtain herbs from cuttings, how to transition them indoors, and how to transplant them in the spring.  Pest prevention will also be addressed.  Tuesday, October 29th at 6pm.  Sign up in person, or call 570-646-0826.

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Upcoming September Programs

Posted by clymerlibrary on August 22, 2013

Kids’ Programs:

Story Hour and Lap Sit

Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30am. Children, from ages 0 to 2 and 3 to 6, are invited to our weekly meetings full of stories, crafts, songs, and dance!  Research shows that children who are read to achieve higher academic success than those who are not.  Story Hour (ages 3 to 6) will be meeting on September 9th and 23rd at 10:30amLap Time (ages 0 to 2) will be meeting on the September 12th, 19th, and 26th. 

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Special Story Hour featuring Dee Kasarda

Monday, September 16th at 10:30am.  Join local artist and author, Dee Kasarda, as she reads from Someone Special: A Lion’s Tale.  This is a picture book about a half-fish, half-lion who struggles to overcome his physical limitations and differences, and find a place in a world that does not seem to have a fit for him.  Sign up is required.  Register at desk or call 570-646-0826.

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Drop By Craft

Saturday, September 21st.  Stop by Clymer Library for our monthly drop-by-craft. No advance registration is required.  Children of all ages invited.

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Adult Programs

Tapping for Your Health

Thursday, September 12th at 6pm.  Meridian Tapping has been called the “Acupressure for the Emotions”.  By tapping energy points on the surface of the skin while focusing the mind on specific psychological problems or goals, the brain’s electrochemistry can be shifted to quickly help.  Sign up is required.  Register at desk or call 570-646-0826.

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Foreign Film

Saturday, September 14th at 1pm.  Clymer Library will be showing a foreign film.  Title is to be announced.  This film will be the first of many foreign films that Clymer Library will be showing. Sign up required. Register at desk or call 570-646-0826.

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Climate Change

Tuesday, September 24th at 6pm.  Come into the library for a PowerPoint presentation and discussion about climate change, what individuals can do about it, and what the government is or is not doing about it.  Sign up is required. Register at desk or call 570-646-0826.

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Brown Bag Book Club

Wednesday, September 25th at 12:30pm.  Join the Brown Bag Book Club as they discuss this month’s book, The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.  Sign up required. Register at desk or call 570-646-0826.

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Upcoming Summer Reading Programs!

Posted by clymerlibrary on July 19, 2013

KID’S PROGRAMMING:

Lunch on the Lawn

Bring your blanket and lunch and enjoy stories with Miss Sue on the library’s lawn.  Desserts and drinks will be provided.  In the case of rain, program will be held inside. Sign up required.  Monday, July 22nd at 12pm.

Root Beer Ponies

Join us and enjoy free pony rides and root beer floats.  All ages are invited. Rain date will be Thursday, August 1st.  Sign up required.  Monday, July 29th at 1pm.

Dinosaur Fossil Hunt

Join us at Clymer Library and see what it is like to be a paleontologist (a person who studies dinosaurs)!  Each participant is guaranteed to find dinosaur fossils.  Only 25 seats available.  Ages 6 t0 12. Sign up required. Tuesday, July 30th at 11am.

Candy Bar Bingo

Hey kids, get ready to play bingo, and win some candy bars! Ages 4 and up. Sign up required.  Wednesday, July 31st at 11am.

Fieldtrip to MCEE

Join us at the Monroe County Conservation District for a special outdoor program.  Dress for the weather.  Directions and maps will be provided.  Ages 3 and up.  Sign up required.  Monday, August 5th at 10am.

Animal Program

The Pocono Snake and Animal Farm are back again and they brought some of their animal friends.  Ages 4 and up.  Children must be accompanied by adult. Only 45 seats are available. Sign up required.  Wednesday, August 7th at 11am.

Lap Time Story Hours

Children from 0 to 2 are invited to our weekly meetings full of stories, crafts, songs, and dance!  Research shows that children who are read to achieve higher academic success than those who are not. Sign up required.  Thursdays, August 8th and 15th at 10:30am.

Master Gardener Seedling Program

Bring your child in to learn about gardening! Studies show that gardening enhances learning skills, encourages healthy eating, and improves quality of life.  Children 4 and up.  Sign up required.  Thursday, August 8th at 1pm.

Gemstone Excavation Dig

Join Nancy as she talks about gemstones.  Each child who attends will receive their own gemstone excavation kit Only 25 seats available.  Sign up required.  Friday, August 9th at 11am.

Tween Ghost Hunting

Tweens are invited to join John and Josh of Core Phenomena Research for an in depth look into the world of ghost hunting and paranormal research!  Take part in your own simulated paranormal investigation and review real data with the members of NEPA’s premiere supernatural investigative team! Are you brave enough?  Come in and receive a special promotional souvenir.  And who knows?  You may learn something about what lies beyond the door of the unknown!  Sign up required.  Saturday, August 10th at 11am.

SRP Closing Party Featuring Bill Frye

Join us as local guitarist and singer, Bill Frye, helps us sing good bye to the summer.  Thank you to everyone who has participated in the year’s Summer Reading Program.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Sign up required.  Monday, August 12th at 2pm.

Back to School Story Hour

Start off the school year right!  Children from 3 to 6 are invited to our special Back to School Story Hour.  As always, there will be stories, songs, and crafts!  Sign up required.  Monday, August 26th at 10:30am.

ADULT PROGRAMMING

A Perspective on the Middle East

Join us as former Department of Defense Employee, John Christophe, presents his experiences from a 10 month deployment to Kuwait during 2011 and 12.  His mission was to help retrieve electronic equipment as the drawdown of Iraq took place.  He will offer his perspective on the country, its role in the Middle East, and will provide a glimpse of what it is like being in the Middle East.  Sign up required.  Tuesday, August 6th at 6pm.

Master Gardener: Composting

Join Ruth as she discusses composting methods.  Sign up required.  Tuesday, August 13th at 6pm.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Give your blood to the Red Cross!  The bloodmobile will be parked in our parking lot from 1 to 6pm.  Your blood could help save a life.  And as always, there will be cookies and juice.  We recommend signing up ASAP.  Thursday, August 29th from 1 to 6pm.

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Master Gardener Seedling Program for Kids

Posted by clymerlibrary on June 26, 2013

Bring your child in to learn about gardening! Studies show that gardening enhances learning skills, encourages healthy eating, and improves quality of life. For children ages 4 and up. Wednesday July 3rd at 1pm.

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Clymer Library Receives $1,247 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Posted by clymerlibrary on June 19, 2013

This grant will help support our Summer Reading Program!

We recently received a $1,247 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support our Summer Reading Program.  Specifically, the grant will purchase overT Rex Cuddle Zoo Dinosaur 80 summer reading prizes and 50 science kits for two educational program hours.  This year’s grand prize for children 12 years and under is a 12” Cuddle Zoo Tyrannosaurus Rex. 

“The stuffed dinosaurs will be a tremendous incentive to get our young learners interested in reading, and build stronger literacy skills,” said Clymer Library’s director, Laura Laspee.   “Plus the Dinosaur and the Gemstone Dig Kits will provide our young learners with a fun way to learn about the earth sciences.”

The purpose of our Summer Reading Program consists of three basic goals: to get children interested in reading; to prevent a summer drain on students’ literacy skills; and to strengthen necessary skills such as print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, and print awareness.  Providing educational programming is also an important part of our SummerDinosaur Dig Kit Reading Program, because it brings families into the library, and it presents material that is both engaging and educational. 

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. 

For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a complete list of grant recipients or grant application deadline information, please visit http://www.dgliteracy.org. 

Clymer Library’s mission is to enrich the community by promoting literacy and encouraging lifelong learning via programming to pique intellectual curiosity for library patrons of all ages.  We make a wide range of library materials and services available primarily to the residents of Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock Townships as well as to members of other libraries.  We take great pride in providing members of the community a friendly, clean, and comfortable facility where people can meet, read, use our computers, or utilize any of our other services or resources.  

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

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Summer Reading Is on the Horizon!

Posted by clymerlibrary on May 31, 2013

PrintDig into reading this summer with Clymer Library’s Summer Reading Program!  Clymer Library provides a safe, quiet, and comfortable place to bring your children.  It is also an ideal place to check out books and movies, use the Internet, and enjoy programming for both children and adults. 

Studies show that children who participate in summer reading programs achieve higher academic success than those who do not.  Summer reading significantly improves their literacy skills and does a great deal to prevent “summer learning loss.”  Students who read during the summer come back to school with a better vocabulary, stronger literacy skills, and a readiness to learn.  In contrast, those who do not have been shown to slip as much as an entire grade level. 

Keep an eye out for our online registration for our Summer Reading Program.  Signup for begins on June 17th for children ages 0 to 12; on June 10th for teens 12 to 18; and on June 24th for adults.  Registering is easy.  Visit www.clymerlibrary.org and click on the Summer Reading button, then click on your age group.

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PMAC Art Reception and Awards Ceremony

Posted by clymerlibrary on May 28, 2013

Patrons are invited to meet the artists of the Pocono Mountain Arts Council art show!  There will be drinks and refreshments.  Thursday evening, May 30th from 5 to 7.

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American Legion Memorial Day Parade

Posted by clymerlibrary on May 24, 2013

Memorial DayHey kids!  Join miss Sue for the American Legion Memorial Day Parade.  The parade begins at the TEC, where we’ll pass the library, go around the back, and come back to the cemetery for a short ceremony!  Refreshments will be available at the TEC afterwards.  Sign up at the Circulation desk, or call us at 570-646-0826.  Monday, May 27th at 9:15am at the TEC. 

 

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Native Plant Lecture: Thursday, May 9th

Posted by clymerlibrary on May 8, 2013

Well known Master Gardener, Sharon Carey will be presenting “Native Plants: Horticultural Therapy and Nature’s Benefits to Our Health”, sponsored by the Brodhead Watershed Association.  This workshop focuses on the lore, cultivation, and identification of plants that possess nutritional and/or medicinal value.  Sign up at the circulation desk or call 570-646-0826.

The mission of the Brodhead Watershed Association is to protect the environment and water resources of the Brodhead and Cherry Creek watersheds. Strategies to achieve the mission include education to enhance public understanding of water issues, data collection, community outreach, and legislative review.

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