Literacy Carnival at Queens Central Library
FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
From left, Clara Goetz, Lisa Podemski and Ellen Lauter.

The Legal Aid Society’s Books for Kids Project held a Literacy Carnival on April 24 at Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, which was a spectacular event for court-involved children and their caregivers and families in the community.

They enjoyed literacy-related activities, met two children's book authors and illustrators, learned about local literacy and library resources and heard from successful role models in the community. A magician, a bubble wrap fashion show and a balloon sculptor entertained the children. Artists from the Children's Museum for the Arts and volunteers from Legal Aid and Goldman Sachs were on hand to do face painting and seed planting, and to give books to the children. The Books for Kids Project is part of the Juvenile Rights Practice of The Legal Aid Society.