The Sussex County Library System’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, is coming to a close with special programs and prizes to be awarded at every SCLS location. Saturday, Aug. 3, is the last day to submit raffle tickets for the 100+ prizes being awarded to participating children, teens and adults. While bringing in those last-minute tickets the public is also invited to attend special closing programs.On Friday, Aug. 2, family-friendly magician Mr. D. will wow audiences with a combination of comedy and sleight of hand. Mr. D. will make three appearances: 10 a.m. at the Louise Childs Branch, 21 Sparta Road in Stanhope; 1 p.m. at the Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike in Frankford; and 3 p.m. at the Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639 in Wantage. On Saturday, Aug. 3, animal enthusiasts of all ages are invited to get up close and personal with a wide variety of odd and interesting wildlife from Unique Creatures. This smooth, scaly, furry and fun collection of critters makes three stops: 10 a.m. at the Dorothy Henry Branch, 66 Route 94 in Vernon; 1 p.m. at the Franklin Branch, 103 Main Street in Franklin; and 3 p.m. at the Dennis Branch, 101 Main Street in Newton.To learn more about the Universe of Stories summer reading program, and /or register to attend the closing programs, stop by your local branch or go online to sussexcountylibrary.org.