Palmdale City Library kicks off reading program this Saturday

My AbuelitaPALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library will launch its new reading program, ¡Leámos Palmdale! Let’s Read Palmdale! this Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at the Library, located at 700 East Palmdale Boulevard.

“Join us on Saturday as we’ll read ‘My Abuelita,’ said Palmdale City Library Director Thomas Vose. “We’ll share memories and histories about our grandparents, and each family will receive a copy of the book while supplies last.”

My Abuelita” was written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. The book is geared for ages 7 and up.

The new reading program, funded by a $5,000 grant from the Association of Library Services for Children (ALSC), is designed to promote a love of books and reading to multicultural children, and stimulate discussions of family and community heritage and values.

Upcoming ¡Leámos Palmdale! Let’s Read Palmdale! events include:

  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan on April 27;
  • I Too Am America by Langston Hughes on May 25; and,
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin on June 22.

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

For more information, contact the Palmdale City Library at 661-267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit