Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Businesses are Super Heroes for Summer Reading Programs

The Buena Park Library District’s Annual Summer Reading Program ends Saturday, August 27th, 2005 and with it its two clubs will also close - "Super Readers = Super Heroes" for children ages 2-12 and the teen’s "Unleash Your Power / Read." The last day of reading program festivities will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Library and will include a variety of games and events to celebrate another successful summer reading program year (chalkdrawing, cakewalks, ring and beanbag tosses, faces painting, etc.) and children who participated in the reading program can earn other incentive prizes just by showing up. Children and teens will also be able to turn in a completed program opportunity ticket for next week’s selection of Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park passes. We will also be sharing a new friend with our community – the La Palma Intercommunity Hospital … so stop by their table to say hello and see what they can do for you.

Both summer reading clubs were generously sponsored by the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library. The Volunteer Guild raised the monies needed to sponsor most of this summer’s special events, and funded all the printing and the incentive prizes for the children and teens through rapid book and membership sales. Many thanks to the hard working Guild volunteers!

In addition, the Buena Park Library thanks this year's other Summer Reading Program sponsors. First, a big thanks to the Metropolitan Cooperative Library System for developing and printing the decorative bags, book logs, bookmarks and posters used to celebrate both the children’s and teens programs.

Second, the Library also thanks the following over 30 local business “heroes” who not only bountifully supported the teens and children of Buena Park, but helped make this summer reading program one of the best ever:

Albertson’s (La Palma & Knott)
Angels’ Baseball
Aquarium of the Pacific
Baja Fresh
Boomers Fun Centers
Bowers Museum
Build-a-Bear Workshops
Care Ambulance Services, Inc.
Centennial Heritage Museum
Children’s Museum of La Habra
Claim Jumper Restaurant
Cold Stone Creamery
Dairy Queen of Cypress
Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo
Golf-N-Stuff Family Fun Centers
Golfland Entertainment
Hof’s Hut Restaurant
HomeTown Buffet
In-&-Out Burger
Irvine Lanes
Katella Deli
Knott’s Berry Farm
Krikorian Premiere Theatres
Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts
Pat and Oscar’s
Power Toyota of Buena Park
Dennis Salts Family of Buena Park
See’s Candies
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Target Stores
Universal Studios
Vent-A-Hood (VAH Marketing) & Pacific
Sales Home Furnishing)
Yamaha Cares (Yamaha Corporation of

And finally, a big thank you for the press coverage to: The Buena Park Independent, the Los Angeles Times, Orange County edition and the Orange County Register and its Special Section: Westside Weekly.

“We are very proud of our community’s corporate/library partnerships that have continually supported our summer reading programs since 1999, and our Summer Reading Program couldn't be done without the financial assistance of all our library supporters who contributed to this annual worthy cause,” says Ms. Kathleen Wade, Public Services Manager. “We don’t know what we would have done without you – once again, you all helped make this summer very special.”

For more information about sponsoring a library reading program, the fall storytime schedule or for more details of this most recent Summer Reading Program, contact Mary Ivelia or Phyllis Nisle in the Children’s Department at 714-826-4100 ext. 126. You can also visit our web site at

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