Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Buena Park Library Celebrates Community's Diversity in "Buena Park Reads Together"

The Buena Park Library District is proud to announce the selections for the inaugural Buena Park Reads Together program. This month-long program will feature books written around the theme “The Immigrant Experience.”

For adults, The Namesake by award-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected. Teens will enjoy the award-winning A Step from Heaven by Korean author An Na, while tweens (ages 9 -12) can enjoy the award-winning Esperanza Rising by Southern California author Pam Muñoz Ryan. The children’s selection is We All Have a Heritage by Sandy L. Holman.

The goal of Buena Park Reads Together is to embrace the diversity in the community through shared readings, discussions, food and fun. The Library, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, will kickoff Buena Park Reads Together on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 2 pm with food, poetry, storytelling, Readers Theater and much more.

“Buena Park is a very diverse community with many different cultures being represented,” said Patti Hanley, Library Director, “and we wanted to present something that people of all ages, cultures and ethnic backgrounds can come together and explore.”

Several special events focused around these books are planned throughout April. Activities will include book discussions, book-to-film viewing and discussion, and special programs for children. For more information regarding Buena Park Reads Together and other programs, please contact the Buena Park Library at 714.826.4100 x125 or visit us at www.buenaparklibrary.org.

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