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From left: library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez, Jaclyn Guido (Teen Kindle raffle winner), Friends of the Downey City Library president Pat Smith, Olga Gutierrez (Adult Kindle raffle winner), and adult services librarian Linda Rivas.
  • From left: library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez, Jaclyn Guido (Teen Kindle raffle winner), Friends of the Downey City Library president Pat Smith, Olga Gutierrez (Adult Kindle raffle winner), and adult services librarian Linda Rivas.

Library wraps up summer programs

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has announced the end of another successful summer reading program, which encouraged adults, teens and children to read and explore the many resources offered by the library.

This summer, 3,000 children registered and participated in the reading program, and more than 500 kids attended special Thursday afternoon events, including a robotic puppet dog, magic mayhem, mystifying science demonstrations, balloon mousetraps and whale shark adventures.

Nearly 300 young adults participated in the library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, which included a Dr. Who-themed event, a mini catapult creation, a marshmallow build-off and a Maze-Runner-themed pizza party.

Over 200 adults participated in the Adult Summer Reading Program, which encouraged the community to explore library resources through a bingo game.

The library also raffled a number of prizes for teens and adults, with the prizes donated by the Friends of the Downey City Library and Del Rio Lanes.

Jaclyn Guido and Olga Gutierrez both won Kindle e-readers. Stacy Escamilla and Jennifer Landa won second and third place prizes in the Adult Program.

 

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Published: Aug. 21, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 19



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