As a daughter (and a sister) of a librarian I find this event VERY cool! New York City Public School children have off from school this Thursday due to Brooklyn-Queens day and this is something fun for them to do that afternoon. Here are the details as per an announcement sent to me from the Brooklyn Public Library.
Krist Parker, aka KRS-ONE, will help Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) officially host the kick-off of Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program at BPL’s Central Library on Thursday, June 5 at 11:00am.
A staunch believer that knowledge equals power, and that literacy helps curb violence, KRS-ONE will speak about the importance of reading, rap his important message, answer questions, sign autographs and take pictures with children who will be off from school for Brooklyn-Queens Day, and signing up for summer reading.
The Summer Reading kick-off will offer tons of fun, free activities for kids of all ages beginning at 12:00pm with performances from the Big Apple Circus; 1:00pm with entertainment from magicians; and at 2:00pm there will be a screening of the Bee Movie in the new Dweck Center. Mr. Met will also be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures. And, of course, when children sign up for the summer reading program, they will receive the summer’s booklists, special reading goodies and much more.
Thursday, June 5, 11:00 – 2:00pm
11:00pm - Press Conference with KRS-ONE and Brooklyn Pubic Library’s Executive Director Dionne Mack- Harvin
12:00pm - Big Apple Circus performances
1:00pm - Magicians will perform
2:00pm - Screening of the Bee Movie in the Dweck Center
Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library
Grand Army Plaza