Pictured L to R: Los Angeles student Lucas Verdin (center) joins John F. Szabo, City Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library, and Fabi Harb, Multicultural Marketing Manager, Infinity Insurance in celebrating Read Conmigo's 10,000 book donation to the libraries.

Pictured L to R: Los Angeles student Lucas Verdin (center) joins John F. Szabo, City Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library, and Fabi Harb, Multicultural Marketing Manager, Infinity Insurance in celebrating Read Conmigo’s 10,000 book donation to the libraries.

Read Conmigo, a bilingual literacy program, is teaming up with all 73 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library to encourage recreational reading among youngsters this summer.

Beginning July 13, Read Conmigo will give away 10,000 free bilingual books to children pre-K through 5th grade who sign up for or already have a library card.

This effort is part of Read Conmigo’s 50,000 Bilingual Book giveaway that began during Bilingual Literacy Month this past May. Through this effort, Read Conmigo and the Los Angeles Public Library hope to provide disadvantaged children with valuable access to learning resources while they are away from the classroom for the summer.

In addition to unlimited access to English-Spanish children’s books, activity kits and an array of online resources for computer and mobile devices, Read Conmigo also includes useful “Summer Slide” prevention suggestions for parents to help prevent reading erosion during the summer break.

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