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Long Beach Reads One Book

©2010 Bob Foster
Nancy’s Corner: Long Beach Reads!
The Art of Racing in the Rain

I never thought of myself as a celebrity, but the Long Beach Public Library Foundation asked me to be one of their “celebrity readers” for the 2013 “Long Beach Reads One Book.” This week long citywide reading project is geared towards strengthening community ties by encouraging everyone in Long Beach to enjoy a single book at the same time.

 

 

This year’s book was “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein, which explored the importance of the human-pet pair. As one of the celebrity readers, I participated in the Human-Animal Bond event at Good Neighbor Park. It was a lot of fun to get together with the community to hear experts speak about how to keep their dogs happy and healthy. Although we don’t own a dog, I know that we certainly understand the importance of the human-pet relationship! I also took part of the day-long read-a-thon.

 

 

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation seeks to promote and expand appreciation for literature and the exchange of ideas that develop from different perspectives. Funds generated from the event will be used to buy books for libraries, students, and senior centers, to design and print publicity materials, and to help the Long Beach Public Libraries in their mission to enhance literacy. Read more about it about here: http://longbeachreadsonebook.com/about/

 

(Left to right) Long Beach Reads One Book co-chair Mary Barton; Justin Rudd;  Long Beach Reads One Book co-chair Susan Redfield; Cookie Braude cutting the beautiful cake (book) donated by Charlie Feder, owner of Rossmoor Pastries; Dr. Greg Perrault, owner of Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital.

(Left to right) Long Beach Reads One Book co-chair Mary Barton; Justin Rudd; Long Beach Reads One Book co-chair Susan Redfield; Cookie Braude cutting the beautiful cake (book) donated by Charlie Feder, owner of Rossmoor Pastries; Dr. Greg Perrault, owner of Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: Long Beach Reads One Book at Burnett Library and Committee of 300 Kickoff
Burnett Library

Mayor Foster joined more than 60 children and their families at Burnett Library to read the children’s story Go Dog Go.  The Mayor used an iPad to read the interactive version of the story and the audience reacted with cheers when they saw the animation on the large overhead screen.

 

The event was part of Long Beach Reads One Book.  This year’s book selection is The Art of Racing in the Rain.  To find out more information on Long Beach Reads One Book, visit www.LongBeachReadsOneBook.com

Burnett Library

 

 

 The Mayor also attended the Committee of 300′s annual Grand Prix kickoff party at Rock Bottom. 

Mayor Foster with Committee of 300 president Rich Carry.

Mayor Foster with Committee of 300 president Rich Carry.

Mayor Foster with Grand Prix Association President Jim Michaelian.

Mayor Foster with Grand Prix Association President Jim Michaelian.

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