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Brawley Public Library plans family-centered activities to mark National Library Week

April 05, 2001

BRAWLEY — Marking National Library Week, the Brawley Public Library is celebrating with activities for the whole family.

The Brawley library will host a young adult poetry coffeehouse at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The event will feature poetry selections for junior high and high school students.

The library will be having its annual "Friends of the Library" book sale from 9-3 p.m. Saturday.

"With National Library week, we hope to inform the public of the ongoing programs available at local libraries," said Connie Barrington, assistant librarian at the Brawley library.

The Brawley library also will host "Families for Literacy" story hours at 6 p.m. April 18 and at 10 a.m. April 19 and April 21.

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"Families for Literacy" is geared toward families with children age 5 and under. Each child will receive a free book.

Camarena Memorial Library in Calexico and three county libraries — Calipatria, Holtville, and Westmorland — also host "Families for Literacy" programs.

Ongoing programs at local libraries include a community-based English-tutoring program called "Heads Up Reading," broadcasts for the literacy development of children under age 5 and free computer classes.

The Brawley library has free computer classes the third Saturday of each month. The next class will be at 1 p.m. April 21,

Camarena Memorial Library is initiating its "library card campaign" to encourage Calexico residents to arrange for their new automated library cards.

The Camarena library also will have an after-school art activity for children at 3 p.m. Friday.

Call your local library for more information about activities planned or programs available.

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