Thursday, July 6, 2017

Book Give-away in Orange Cove

As part of our Summer Challenge events, and thanks to a generous donation from the National Book Foundation, we gave away free books at the Kuffel Terrace Housing Authority Apartments in Orange Cove last week.

The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization that presents the National Book Award each year.  Through their Book Rich Environments initiative, they seek to form connections between communities and local libraries while also providing books for children to build up their own personal libraries. 

Everyone got to pick a few books to take home (and keep!), sign up for the Summer Challenge, do a craft, and blow giant soap bubbles outside in the shade.

At the craft table, kids could create their very own robot, sparkly pompoms and all.  You can spot one eager reader in the background of the photo above.

As an added bonus, the Healthy Smiles Dental Mobile was parked outside the community meeting room for anyone to come in for a teeth cleaning.

 Our children's programming librarian, Nicole, engaged our youngest guests in a robot-themed storytime.  The theme for this year's Summer Challenge is "Reading by Design" and when kids sign up they receive an activity log designed to help them stay active during the summer through reading, playing, and creating. 

Thank you to the National Book Foundation's Book Rich Environments initiative, the Fresno Housing Authority, and the Healthy Smiles team for a successful event!

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