BRAWLEY – April 27 is Library Lovers Day at Brawley Public Library with multiple activities scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Plaza Park near the library’s entrance. These include a book sale, local authors to discuss and autograph their books, adult literacy information and other information booths.


The Friends of the Library will host a booksale and membership drive.

Dixie Smith, Friends President, says, “There are so many terrific books. People have donated such good quality books that some don’t even look as if they have been opened.”


Hardbacks are three for a dollar, paperbacks are five for a dollar, and there will be a table with exceptionally nice and individually priced items. “We hope people decide to join the Friends group and membership is just $1.00 per year.” Marjo Mello, Library Director adds, “The Friends support the library in many ways. A computer table and chairs as well as portable tables have been recently purchased for the library. The Friends will pay for entertainment and prizes during the upcoming Summer Reading Program. Their support is invaluable.”


Danny Grummett is the author of  Duffy: The adventures of a Super Dog.  Jack Kirby is the author of So you Wanna Be a Cowboy?  Nan Rebik is the author of the Herman the Mouse series.  Mary Rincon is the author of The Easter Bunny Talks To God and other titles. All will be available with copies of their books to autograph and discuss. “We encourage people to support our local authors and discover the talent and imagination that they share,”   Liz Lorenzen, Library Board President announces.


Libraries Empower All to Read Now (LEARN/IV) is a collaboration among all the public libraries in Imperial Valley. Adults can improve their English-language reading and writing skills. Math and basic computer skills are also covered. Information will be available on how learners can sign up for help. Tutors are always needed and anyone who has two hours a week to devote to one-on-one coaching can attend basic training, then be matched with a learner. Tutors are needed at all libraries including Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Heber, Holtville, and Salton City.


Desert Valley Library/Media Association (DVLMA) is a group of local library supporters who meet to collaborate on projects such as the summer reading program, author visits, and general activities. Members support all types of libraries including public, school, IVC, etc. A table with more information and how to join will be at the booksale.


Following the library’s events will be Brawley’s Take Back Main Street activities from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. A hamburger cook-off, Lucha Libre wrestling, music, and myriad other activities will be available.


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