Meet the kids’ grand prize winner for Central Library!

The Central Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Challenge winner is Diego, a kindergartener who completed his whole reading game board and then was randomly selected to take home our squishable Porter the Polar Bear. Here he is with his prize:



And here’s Angela Arzu, manager of Youth Services, congratulating him and presenting him with a certificate!



Great job Diego, and great job to all the kids who participated in our summer reading challenge and read books all summer long!  Don’t forget to stop by and pick up your prizes this week while supplies last.  And if you’re available tomorrow (Tuesday) August 11 at 4 pm, come to Central Library to see Library Director Jan Sanders’s cool new look!


AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian working in the Children's Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, writing workshops, and STEAM/science programs. I also do 16 weeks of Infant/Toddler Storytimes each year. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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