First, we checked out the teen space, which was decked out in an awesome Brentwood-opoly theme, with giant versions of Monopoly property cards renamed with local streets and places of interest. A perfect fit for the SRC theme! They also have a great, well-stocked games cabinet that the teens were using while we were there. It was great to see so many teens using the library on a beautiful summer day.
Our timing turned out to be perfect, because we were right in time to see the incredible Free Lunch for Kids program in action! Through a partnership with Island Harvest, Brentwood offers free lunches for any and all kids up to 18 years old who come in from 12:00-1:00 every weekday. This is a big help to families in need and a great opportunity to introduce library services. Brentwood is seeing an excellent turnout, with attendance sometimes topping 100 children a day. Everyone seemed to having a great time, and the lunches looked delicious. What a wonderful program! Thank you so much to Monica Powers for submitting this program through the blog - we're so glad we got experience it in person. On Monday, we'll talk about the other libraries we got to visit that day!
|Poster advertising the program|