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Summer reading clubs a hit

A huge thank you to the Friends of the Burbank Library, the

children’s librarians, and all others involved in the summer reading

clubs for children at our Burbank public libraries.

It clearly took much effort, financial resources and creativity,


but it was all deeply appreciated by our family and many of our

friends. Our almost-first-grader had to read 15 books for school

over the summer, and the library’s inspired program with required

book reports rewarded by performers, contests and raffles made this


process a treat rather than a chore.

We even came back early from vacation at our children’s request so

they could see two of their favorite performers -- the Jumbo Shrimp

Circus and storyteller Jim Cogan. The logistics of having both

preschool and elementary programs running at all libraries for so

many weeks must have been daunting, but we appreciated the

opportunity to participate as our schedule allowed.

The library staff at the new Buena Vista branch has amazing


statistics about increased participation in and completion of the

summer program, so we need to offer our thanks as well to the

taxpayers and community leaders of Burbank, whose vision to build a

new library has inspired our youngest citizens to be such great

summer readers.

The Barberia family