Library celebrates with award-winning books

DOWNEY - In celebration of National Library Week, the Downey City Library is raffling several award-winning books for adults, teens and children.Patrons may enter the drawing between April 1-28 by completing an entry form available in the lobby. One entry per person will be accepted and winners will be notified by phone. All books in the drawing have been purchased by the Friends of the Downey City Library. Among the books featured is the 2010 Caldecott Award-winning picture book, "The Lion and the Mouse," by Jerry Pinkney. For teens, the display includes titles such as "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, which won a 2011 Young Reader's Choice award. Adults can choose "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias, which won a 2009 L.A. Times Book Prize for fiction, or nonfiction books, such as "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House" by Jon Beacham. "The library is celebrating National Library Week April 25-30, but these award-winning titles will be featured all month," said librarian Nancy Munoz. "We hope everyone will join in our drawing and we thank the Friends for their generous donation." For more information, call the library at (562) 904-7360, ext. 132.

********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50