The Friends of the Library donated 2,500 pesos to help cover a budget shortfall in the summer vacation reading program conducted by the Rosarito public libraries. The five libraries conducted simultaneous two week long programs for kids of all ages, meeting each weekday morning for two hours. The theme was Mayan culture, and kids used art and craft projects to depict aspects of Mayan life.
The program concluded on July 26 with a trip to the Omnimax Theater at CECUT in Tijuana and a final group presentation at the auditorium at CEMAC. Unfortunately, the libraries had no funds for the bus trip to Tijuana nor for the tee shirts that each participant was to wear at the final presentation. That was when the Friends of the Library stepped up with the donation, permitting the planned event to go forward. Additionally, several of the FOL board members made personal contributions so that all of the participating kids could have a commerative tee shirt. FOL was recognized for its support of the libraries and was given a seat on the dais with attending political figures. The photos show some of the craft projects and Mayan dance presentations from the concluding event.