Library program urges creativity

DOWNEY - "Be Creative @ Your Library" is the theme of the Downey City Library's summer reading program for children up to age 12.During the program, which runs June 22 until Aug. 1, children may check out books and read them at home to earn prizes. Free balloons will be given to the first 75 children who register June 22-24 starting at 10 a.m. "This year the program encourages kids to develop reading skills while exploring the worlds of books, music, dance and art," said Children's Librarian Gina Orello. "Children who participate in a summer reading program also make more reading gains during the school year." Special events for children 5-12 will be offered at 2 p.m. on June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 15. Free show passes will be distributed 30 minutes before show time. For more information on "Be Creative @ Your Library," which is sponsored by the Friends of the Downey City Library and community donations, call (562) 904-7360, ext. 4, or visit the library.

********** Published: June 12, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 8