June 16, 2006

Mets Catcher Paul Lo Duca Comes Home to Brooklyn to Promote
New York City's Summer Reading Program

What: New York City Summer Reading Program

Who: New York Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca
100 area school children
Brooklyn Public Library
New York Public Library
Queens Library

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2006
1 P.M.

Where: Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Details: The New York Mets, along with Banco Popular, have partnered with the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Library, to encourage children in all boroughs to "Get in the Game… Read!" for the New York City Summer Reading Program.

Lo Duca, a Brooklyn native, will read books to 100 area school children, address them on the importance of reading, and answer questions from the group.

For the 11th consecutive year, the Mets will support New York City's public library systems' Summer Reading Program with a public service campaign, posters and bookmarks.

The Mets have also donated 5,000 tickets to New York City's public libraries for the August 23 game against the St. Louis Cardinals, which will be distributed by libraries in every borough throughout the summer.

Please note this is a private event.

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