Friends of the Library
The Rosarito Friends of the Library supports the five local public libraries in many ways – by providing art and craft supplies for childrens’ activities, by purchasing new Spanish language childrens’ books, by providing needed equipment, and by organizing and funding reading programs for local children. Recent reading programs have featured reading contests with prizes of new bicycles, scooters, skates, etc. for kids in grade three and up, and reading circles with storytelling and art/craft projects for younger children – anything to encourage children to visit and use the libraries and to develop a love of reading and learning. Our upcoming program, at the Colonia Morelos public library, will feature readings about Mexican heroes and the creation of individual personal family histories by each 5th and 6th grade participant. Winners will receive prizes, and all participants will attend a gala Fiesta with live entertainment, awards, door prizes, hot dogs and goodies at the end of the program. Contributions from individuals and organizations will allow the Friends of the Library to serve more children and to have a greater impact on the role of the libraries in local life.