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Sammy Clarita is galloping back into town this winter with plans to promote his new book at the Santa Clarita Public Library. Beginning this month, community members can head to any Santa Clarita Public Library branch and check out his first book, titled Sammy Stories—Meet Sammy Clarita.

Sammy, a fun-loving mustang who loves chocolate almost as much as he loves Santa Clarita, has been busy putting the finishing touches on his new book. He’s even had a makeover in honor of the occasion, and now sports a spiffy green library vest and glasses! Sammy is excited to share his story, and knows his readers will hoot and haw over the eye-catching illustrations and fun tidbits of Santa Clarita history that are included. This is one horse tale you will not want to miss.

Join Mayor Marsha McLean for a special reading of the book at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Storytime “Just for 2’s and 3’s,” on Wednesday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library. The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main Street in Newhall. A special guest appearance by Sammy Clarita himself will also take place.

In addition to being available at all Santa Clarita Public Library branches, Sammy’s book will be in third grade classrooms throughout the City! “Discovering the joy of reading is one of the most important gifts we can give our children,” said Mayor Marsha Mclean. “This book combines humor, local history and community pride. We hope it will inspire young children to get excited about reading and learning!” Sammy is also looking forward to celebrating all that the Santa Clarita Public Library has to offer this year.

With a variety of upcoming events, including the annual One Story One City program, it is sure to be one heck of a ride. Sammy Clarita was chosen as the City’s mascot in its thirtieth anniversary year and represents the City’s rich Western history, equestrian trails and more than 11,000 acres of open space.

Residents can find mini plush versions of Sammy hidden at various City events and locations, using clues posted on the City’s Instagram account @cityofsantaclarita. Those who find him can keep him as their furever friend and are encouraged to share a selfie with him on social media using the hashtag #IFoundSammyClarita.

For more information on Sammy Clarita’s whereabouts, follow the City’s Instagram account @cityofsantaclarita. To find out more about the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit www.santaclaritalibrary.com.

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