Tomorrow: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Elected Officials Read to Children Across the Borough

March 1, 2013

Tomorrow: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Elected Officials Read to Children Across the Borough

As Part of Annual Read Across America Event Readings to Take Place at 18 Library Branches Across Brooklyn

To Celebrate Book’s 50th Anniversary, Children will Hear Brooklyn-native Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are

Brooklyn, NY – Tomorrow Brooklyn Public Library staff and leadership will join Brooklyn elected officials in reading to children at library branches throughout the borough. The readings are part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that aims to help parents make reading a daily habit for their kids.

This year, the borough’s children will be treated to Brooklyn-native Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, as Brooklyn Public Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication.

"Read Across America is an important opportunity to continue the Library's mission of increasing literacy across the borough and inspiring Brooklyn's youngest readers,” said Brooklyn Public Library President & CEO Linda E. Johnson. “We are grateful to our partners in government for participating in this event, and for their continued support of Brooklyn Public Library."

The Read Across America readings with Brooklyn elected officials will take place at the following branches tomorrow, Friday March1:

  • 10:00am, Rugby Branch – with Assemblyman Perry
  • 10:00am, Kings Highway Branch – with Assemblywoman Weinstein
  • 10:30am, Greenpoint Branch – with Assemblyman Lentol
  • 10:30am, Macon Branch – with Assemblywoman Robinson and BPL President & CEO Linda E. Johnson
  • 10:30am, New Utrecht Branch – with Councilman Gentile
  • 10:30am, Flatlands Branch – with Assemblyman Maisel
  • 11:00am, Sunset Park Branch – with Assemblyman Ortiz
  • 11:00am, Bay Ridge Branch – with Assemblywoman Maliotokis
  • 11:00am, Cortelyou Branch – with Assemblyman Brennan
  • 11:00am, Carroll Gardens Branch – with Assemblywoman Millman
  • 11:00am, New Lots Branch – with Assemblywoman Barron
  • 11:00am, Arlington Branch – with Assemblyman Espinal
  • 11am, Leonard Branch – with Councilwoman Reyna
  • 11:30am, Highlawn Branch – with Assemblyman Colton
  • 11:30am, Bedford Branch – with Assemblyman Mosley and BPL President & CEO Linda E. Johnson
  • 11:30am, Clarendon Branch – with Councilman Williams
  • 11:30am, Homecrest Branch – with Assemblyman Cymbrowitz
  • 3:00pm, Sunset Park Branch – with Senator Parker
  • 4:00pm, Williamsburgh Branch – with Councilman Levin

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