ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 2, 2021) — National Library Week is here!
From April 4 through 10, we're joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide to celebrate the essential role libraries and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.
This year we're partnering with our friends at Angels Baseball and none other than Halos Manager Joe Maddon!
With the baseball season kicking off, families can join in the fun with a virtual storytime hosted by Angels Baseball on Monday, April 5 at 11 a.m. on the Library's Facebook or YouTube.
Maddon, a World Series champion manager who coached for the Angels in the 1990s and returned as manager in 2020, will read a baseball story with the beloved children's book character Pete the Cat, who is known for finding the good in ourselves and every situation.
Radio host and journalist Trent Rush will be hosting a fun Q&A and offering families a chance to win a Chick-fil-A SoCal meal card giveaway.
They'll also be hosting two additional virtual storytimes this summer with more opportunities for winning prizes and Angels memorabilia.
This year extends our partnership with the Angels.
In 2019, the Angels hosted a series of in-person storytimes at Central Library, East Anaheim Branch and a Mobile Library stop with baseball players Keynan Middleton and Jared Walsh.
This year, the Angels wanted to support libraries to celebrate the Library's commitment to serving the community.
Residents can show their support for Anaheim Public Library by visiting open branches, using curbside pick-up, signing up for a library card, and following us on social media.
Whether people visit virtually or in-person, libraries are a place for everyone to learn, discover, and explore.
Be a Rally Reader and tune in to watch the Rally Reader virtual storytime on Monday, April 5 at 11 a.m.
Learn more about National Library Week from Angels Baseball and our very own Library worker, Angel Sauceda, here.