Friends Lily Paterson and Aundra Hawkins read “Amazing Animals: Cheetahs” by Kate Riggs together during the Early Literacy Fest at the San Marcos Public Library. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Irabati Banerjee holds up her certificate of reading 654 books as part of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Early Literacy Fest in the San Marcos Public Library.

Alastar Reddy and Edward Kawas go fishing for letters of the alphabet at the fishing activity.


Brenda Bravo and her daughter Abby use cutouts to act out the story of “The Princess and the Pea” together at the Show the Story activity table.


Dorothy “Dottie” Armbruster drops triangles into the correct container at the Sort the Shapes activity table.


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