BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) KICKS OFF SUMMER READING 2005!

June 6, 2005

EVENT: BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) KICKS OFF SUMMER READING 2005!

BPL's Summer Reading Program, "Tune In @ Your Library" offers an adventurous and educational mix of activities at BPL libraries. Designed especially for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, "Tune In @ Your Library" encourages learning outside of school with exciting activities, book-lists and workshops. Join local school children, elected officials and BPL's Executive Director Ginnie Cooper to kick off Summer Reading 2005 with an afternoon of fun entertainment and activities that the whole family can enjoy.

LOCATION: Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway Directions: A, C, F to Jay Street; M, R to Court Street;
2, 3 to Borough Hall or Clark Street; 4,5 to Borough Hall

DATE/TIME:Thursday, June 9, 2005, 1 - 3 PM
Marvel at the talent of the Agard family as they perform together as Steel Impressions, a steel drum ensemble. Enjoy an interactive storytelling experience with performer Babaloo. Help design a colorful mural to display at the Brooklyn Heights Library. Sign up for Summer Reading 2005, get a library card and pick up a bag of goodies!

Summer Reading 2005 is made possible through the generous support of the Mayor of the City of New York and the New York City Council. Additional funding is provided by Emigrant Savings Bank, Time Warner, The Wallace Foundation, and the Altman Foundation, and with Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to The New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Power 105.1 FM is the radio sponsor of Summer Reading 2005.

Contact
Marketing & Communications
Brooklyn Public Library
718.230.2767
mediainfo@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Brooklyn Public Library is an independent New York City library system serving the borough of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest in the United States. Its Central Library, Business Library, and 58 neighborhood libraries offer free information, programs and computer access to people of all ages. You can reach the Library's resources of over 70 reference databases, catalog information and news 24 hours a day at www.bklynpubliclibrary.org