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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Winter Carnival and Book Fair Transforms Mayfair Community Center

Over 190 teachers from around the Bay Area and 50 families from District 5 walked through the doors of the Mayfair Community Center on Saturday, January 21st expecting to receive old used books. Instead, families walked into a community center transformed with notes of literacy and enjoyment. Children and families were entertained with bilingual stories by the San José Public Library, and each child received a book from Bringing Me A Book, a nonprofit organization that partners with school districts across the county. Teachers and families were welcomed with treats, including nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy, but the true delight was seeing the look on children, teachers, and families faces as they were given age appropriate, bilingual books for their classrooms and homes. By the end of the event, over 12,000 books were given away. This wonderful event would not have been possible without the help and support of Ronnie Lott's foundation, All Stars Helping Kids, Bring Me A Book, Mayfair Neighborhood Advisory Council, the San José Public Library, and the energetic staff and volunteers who made this event a success. For more information, contact Neil Rufino, PRNS Acting Deputy Director, at (408) 535-3576.

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