On Sunday, March 28th, the El Valle Community Center and the Easter bunny hosted an Easter egg drive through event featuring the distribution of Easter eggs to families and children. Each family received a bag of eggs for them to fill with goodies for an Easter egg hunt at their own home. They were also given an egg carton of cascarones, paper confetti-filled eggs, for Easter day fun. The event allowed the Center and the community to celebrate Easter in a COVID-safe way. In coming years, the Center hopes to be able to again hold its traditional outdoor Easter Egg Hunt in which children and families can search for eggs outside.
As part of the Easter event, the library began it's spring library account drive. As vehicles entered the drive-through area, they were invited to sign up for a library account. Adults who signed up were automatically entered into a raffle for a free Kindle, which will be awarded in late June. Children signed up by their parents at the event were able to each receive a new children's book, chosen at an appropriate age-grade level. The gift of the books was made possible through the tireless efforts of an anonymous children's library volunteer and supporter, together with the generosity of the Las Vegas arm of the Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico. The library signed up 75 new accounts and distributed almost 50 children's books!
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