Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Celebrating STAR: Story Telling and Reading in the Los Angeles Public Libraries

Caroline and Jennifer Murphy, Children's Librarian, LAPL
Last Thursday I was honored to be the speaker at the annual Appreciation Brunch for the STAR Story Telling and Reading volunteers of the Los Angeles Public Libraries in the Central Southern and Western areas. More than fifty people filled the community room at the Palms-Rancho Park Branch for a delicious breakfast and celebration of another year of reading to children. In my talk, which I illustrated with PDF slides, I shared how events in my life have contributed to my books through the years and how reading to my children when they were young was always an important part of my day. Other parts of the program included a preview of the 2016 Summer Reading Program, a flannel board story, two wonderful story tellers, and giving out awards to volunteers with five, ten and twenty years of service. At the end, Diane Olivo-Posner, of Children’s Services, gave a report of recent library news. I thank Jennifer Murphy, children’s librarian at the Palms-Rancho Park Branch for inviting me to be part of the STAR celebration, gathering so many of my books for display, and for doing such an excellent job of organizing the event.
Table decorations; folded paper flowers were made by the children's librarians

STAR is made possible through the support of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

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