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July 23,, 2008
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Library’s Summer Reading Program ends with new enrollment record

The Moreno Valley Public Library has broken its Summer Reading Program enrollment record with 1,007 toddlers, children and teens registered as of Monday, July 22, 2008. The enrollment figure represents a 225 reader participation increase over last year. That accomplishment will be celebrated during end-of-the-program festivities being held at the Library on Friday, July 25, 2008, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

“The celebration marking the end of the Summer Reading Program is the library’s biggest event of the year,” said Acting Library Services Division Manager Becky Guillan. “We’re delighted that so many children look forward to this program each summer and we’re thrilled about the increased participation we experienced this year,” she said.

Friday’s Summer Reading Program festivities will include an appearance by Judy Nieburger, also known as “The Snake Lady.” Nieburger is scheduled to make two snake education presentations in the Children’s Library at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Due to limited capacity in the Children’s Library, attendance will be limited to registered Summer Reading Program participants on a “first-come, first-in” basis. When capacity is reached for the 1 p.m. presentation, a limited number of tickets will be issued for the 2 p.m. presentation.

The Summer Reading Program is an annual six-week program that usually runs from the end of the traditional school year through the end of July.

The Moreno Valley Public Library is located at 25480 Alessandro Blvd. For more information about library services call 413.3880.