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Touchstone Energy Co-ops Bring the Wonder of Books to North Carolina’s Hispanic Youth

Raleigh, N.C. —North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, as the title sponsor, will help bring the wonder of books (libros) and libraries to thousands of Hispanic children (ninos) by hosting Dia de Los Ninos/Dia De Los Libros celebrations April 24 through May 6th.

Children’s Day (Dia de Los Ninos)/Book Day (Dia De Los Libros) is a multicultural celebration of children and books. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives is teaming with El Pueblo Inc. to help the state’s Latino families discover libraries and other resources in their communities and start to bridge the language gap. At each celebration, children will receive free bilingual books and their parents will receive electric safety information provided in both English and Spanish.

Headquarters Library in Fayetteville, NC, will kickoff the statewide celebration Monday evening by hosting a Children’s Day event, 300 Maiden Lane, at 7:00 p.m. Similar events across the state will also be held in Newton, Siler City, Spring Lake, Hope Mills, Durham, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte, Monroe, Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, High Point, as well as additional Fayetteville locations. A chart below names all the locations of the Dia de Los Ninos/Dia De Los Libros events across North Carolina.

Festivities conclude Saturday, May 6 at the Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in Durham. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m.

In 1997, author Pat Mora started Dia de Los Ninos/Dia De Los Libros to stress the importance of reading to children. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have been sponsoring the event since El Pueblo brought it North Carolina in 2003.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve more than 2.2 million North Carolinians in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.

Name Of Library
Address
Date
Time
Central Library 660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC

April 22, 2006

2:00 p.m.

Headquarters Library 300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC

April 24, 2006

7:00 p.m.

Bordeaux Branch Library 3711 Village Drive
Fayetteville, NC

April 25, 2006

7:00 p.m.

Southside Branch Library 3185 Buchanan Street
Winston-Salem, NC

April 25, 2006

7:00 p.m.

East Regional Library 4809 Clinton Road
Fayetteville, NC

April 26, 2006

7:00 p.m.

Spring Lake Branch Library 101 Laketree Blvd.
Spring Lake, NC

April 27, 2006

3:30 p.m.

Hopes Mills Branch Library 3411 Golfview Road
Hopes Mills, NC

April 28, 2006

3:30 p.m.

North Regional Library 855 McArthur Road
Fayetteville, NC

April 29, 2006

3:00 p.m.

Glenwood Branch Library 1901 W. Florida Street
Greensboro, NC

April 29, 2006

2:00 p.m.

Union County Public Library 316 East Windsor Street
Monroe, NC

April 29, 2006

2:00 p.m.

Fuquay-Varina Library 133 South Fuquay Avenue
Fuquay-Varina, NC

April 29, 2006

11:00 a.m.

Cliffdale Regional Library 6882 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC

April 30, 2006

3:0 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Main Library Auditorium,
in conjunction with Catawba County Library
115 West C Street
Newton, NC

April 30, 2006

3:00 p.m.

Hemphill Branch Library 2301 W. Vandalia Road
Greensboro, NC

April 30, 2006

2:00 p.m.

ImaginOn 300 E. Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC

April 30, 2006

2:00 p.m.

East Regional Library 946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC

April 30, 2006

2:00 p.m.

Allen Jay Elementary School 1311 East Springfield Road
High Point, NC

May 4, 2006

5:30 p.m.

Siler City Elementary School 671 Ellington Road
Siler City, NC

May 6, 2006

10:00 a.m.

Durham County Library,
Main Library Auditorium
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC

May 6, 2006

10:30 a.m.

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