LIL MAMA & BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOST BLOCK PARTY TO LAUNCH SUMMER READING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 4

May 27, 2009

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LIL MAMA & BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOST BLOCK PARTY TO LAUNCH SUMMER READING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 4

Lil Mama reads to Brooklyn children and encourages summer reading sign-up

WHAT: Lil Mama, Brooklyn-raised hip-hop artist and judge on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, will join Brooklyn Public Library to officially launch this year’s Summer Reading program during a FREE Block Party celebration for families at Central Library on Thursday, June 4 from 10am-4:30pm. Lil Mama will read to local children, speak about her special connection to Brooklyn, promote literacy, sign autographs and be available for media interviews. Live entertainment and fun activities for children and families will take place throughout the day.



WHEN: Thursday, June 4th

10 AM Louie Miranda from Jerry Joy Music in Dweck

10:30 AM Lil Mama reads to local children (open to media, but not to public)

11AM-11:30 AM Press conference with Lil Mama, Elected Officials, and BPL’s Executive Director, Dionne Mack-Harvin

11:30 AM-12 PM Lil Mama and others available for interviews

11:30 AM-12 PM Ringling Brothers perform on Plaza

12 PM Lil Mama autograph signing

12-1 PM Lost in the Stacks performs (BPL librarians’ band)

1:15-2 PM Capoiera team performs (students from KIPP AMP Academy)

2:15- 3 PM Ballet Folklórico Quetzalcoatl

3:30 PM Care Bears on Fire Perform



Other Activities Throughout Day:

- Balloon Sculptures with Special Officer Ray Santana

- Kidsmobile and Bibliobus

- Eco-friendly arts-n-crafts from Habana Outpost

- Face painting



WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, Grand Army Plaza



MEDIA CONTACT: Malika L. Granville
718.230.2211 | m.granville@brooklynpubliclibrary.org


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