With grant, library plans veterans project

DOWNEY – The Downey City Library has been awarded a $5,000 grant to build “intergenerational connections” between veterans and the general public. The grant is from Cal Humanities, which is sponsoring the project in conjunction with the California Center for the Book and the California State Library.

Library officials will reach out to military veterans and current service members, linking them to local children. Activities include a veteran-led reading for fourth and fifth grade students, followed by a student letter-writing and art project, a panel discussion on the experience of coming home from war, and a campaign to provide books for deployed soldiers and veterans.

Partners will include local VA representatives and service clubs.

“This grant from Cal Humanities will provide a wonderful opportunity for our library visitors to engage with our local veterans and show appreciation for their service to our country,” said Mayor Fernando Vasquez. “Thank you to our Downey City Library staff for their work in securing this grant and for helping promote and enhance our library’s reading programs.”

For details on upcoming activities, call Claudia Dailey at (562) 904-7360, ext. 123.



Published: April 3, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 51