City of Anaheim, Press Release
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Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 cell
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK CELEBRATED IN LIBRARIES THROUGHOUT ANAHEIM
ANAHEIM, CA – (April 12, 2013) National Library Week will be celebrated across the country April 14-20, and Anaheim Libraries will celebrate with special programs, story times and crafts throughout the month. This year’s theme is ‘Communities Matter @ your Library,’ recognizing libraries as shared spaces which bring communities together. Caroline Kennedy is the Honorary Chair of this year’s National Library Week campaign sponsored by the American Library Association.
Sunkist Library (901 S. Sunkist) is offering a Teen Writing Workshop for high school students, themed My Anaheim. This opportunity allows the students to be self-reflective, practice their writing skills and consider their community and place in it. They will be able to practice their craft and gain publishing advice from two UC Riverside Creative Writing graduates. Workshops will take place on Tuesdays in April from 4-6 pm. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. To sign up please call 714-765-3577or visit Sunkist Library.
Day of the Child/Day of the Book, also known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates each year on April 30. Día emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Central (500 W. Broadway) and Sunkist Libraries will celebrate with special programs for the entire family. Join us for bilingual stories and meet the loveable Mr. Incredibear from John’s Incredible Pizza Company at the Central Library beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 29, or at the Sunkist Library on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. You’ll have a chance to win prizes, play Mexican bingo, enjoy free snacks, and have lots of fun! Special thanks to Northgate Market, John’s Incredible Pizza and Think Together for sponsoring these programs.
The Haskett Library (2650 W. Broadway) and Ponderosa Joint-Use Library (240 E. Orangewood) will also be celebrating Day of the Child/Day of the Book with special programs for the entire family. Join us for bilingual stories, games and much more at the Haskett Library on Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. or at the Ponderosa Joint-Use Library on Saturday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m.
The Haskett Library invites all parent to an informative presentation entitled, “Raising a Successful Child,” offered by Dr. Roberto Baeza on Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. Parents will learn the importance of the parental involvement of high-achieving students. The presentation will include valuable strategies for parents in connecting with their children, establishing effective structures at home, and setting academic goals.
Anaheim Public Library is a supporter of World Book Night 2013. World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading to those who don’t regularly do so. But more than that, it’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories. On Tuesday, April 23, thousands of people will distribute free books across America to celebrate their love of literature and encourage reading. Several of Anaheim’s libraries will hold receptions for local residents who have signed up to distribute books. If you would like to get involved with distributing books next year, please visit http://worldbooknight.org.
For more info on National Library Week activities please call 714-765-1810.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.5 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.