Feb. 12, 2013
Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., presents a family literacy event – “Love to Read AZ” – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013.
The free event celebrates reading and includes a Storytime with the Mayor and Mrs. Greg Stanton, music with Chuck Cheesman, crafts, a photo booth and a performance of “Old MacDonald” by the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. BookBreath, the library’s children’s program mascot, Maya and Miguel, Curious George and BookMan will meet and greet children and their families. Parents are welcome to bring cameras to take fun photos.
Families will be entered in a drawing to win one of two prizes: a Kinect for Xbox 360 or a NOOK Color. Councilman Michael Nowakowski will draw the winning entries.
The first 500 children will receive a Friends of the Phoenix Public Library drawstring backpack, including a hardcover book and copy of “Highlights” magazine. Library staff, early literacy specialists and other community organizations will also be available to talk with parents about raising successful readers.
The event is sponsored by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange with additional support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
For a complete schedule, call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.
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