Lucha Libros: Big Nate Goes for Broke

Last night kids answered questions about the book Big Nate Goes for Broke / Nate el grande invencíble by Lincoln Peirce. The questions were much harder this time and fewer kids got the Bonus Round right. That’s good–these kids are so smart they keep pushing us to get tougher!

One of our volunteers couldn’t make it so we had scorekeeping help from library commissioner Victor Gonzalez.  He was with us from the time of our very first Lucha Libros, back when our program was twice as long and our attendance was half as big!

And as always, our young volunteers are put to work manning the snack table, prize table, and keeping score.  It gives them great experience and they seem to be having a good time helping out. Here’s one of those kids explaining the menu he drew up for the “snack bar”:

We let everyone who comes to the event get one “treat” like graham crackers and one water or juice box, and as much veggies and fruits as they can eat!  As a City we strive to promote healthy eating so it’s good to see the kids digging into yummy platters of fruit and vegetables.


After having fun competing and answering their questions, the kids line up for their turn to tell us what they think of the book and the characters, into a microphone for everyone to hear!

There are a few spots available in Lucha Libros for our last three months of the program, so if you’re interested please call AnnMarie Hurtado at 626-744-4725. Thanks!

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. 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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