DOWNEY - The Downey City Library will celebrate El Dia de los Ninos on Thursday with a free program for families with children ages 3-12.Author and illustrator Priscilla Burris will discuss the process of creating a book and will draw characters from her books. Burris is the bilingual author of children's picture books, including "I Love You All Day Long" and "Tu Si Puedes, Gabriela!" Children who attend will have the opportunity to draw pictures at the program. Due to limited seating, free show passes will be distributed at 6:30 p.m. to the first 110 children and adults. "El Dia de los Ninos, also known as Children's Book Day, is a celebration of children, families and reading," said Children's Librarian Gina Orello. "It emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds." For more information, call (562) 904-7360, ext. 4.
********** Published: April 23, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 1