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Children and Parents: Summer Reading 2009: Be Creative @ Your Library

June 6, 2009

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The New York Public Library launched its 2009 Summer Reading program on June 6th with an afternoon of free performances, workshops, and games for audiences of all ages. Included was a multimedia performance featuring pictures and songs by Morgan Taylor, whose character Gustafer Yellowgold is an endearing and mildly subversive visitor from the sun. Another centerpiece of the day’s activities was a break-dancing spectacular with Rokafella, Kwikstep and the Full Circle Productions break-dancing troupe. The afternoon’s events also included face painting, magic, gaming and crafts. Plus, librarians were on hand signing patrons up for Summer Reading. The first 150 visitors to sign up received a pair of tickets to a Yankees game.