Everyday Heroes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2005
Media Contact:  
Carol Simmons, Library Director, Daly City Public Library
(650) 991-8025
Cathie Scalice, Youth Services Librarian (650) 991-8244
  scalice@plsinfo.org
Daly City Library Presents ‘Everyday Heroes’ Program
Schoolchildren To Hear Stories About Courage
Daly City – City librarians have lined up several speakers who will talk about true-to-life tales of courage at the Daly City Library’s “Everyday Heroes” program from 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, April 14, at the Gellert Clubhouse. Schoolchildren from elementary through high school will be reading excerpts from pre-selected books.

The program is funded by a “We The People” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to award three sets of books for children and young adults. The collection is about courageous behaviors and lives, and includes titles such as To Kill A Mockingbird, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, My Side of the Mountain, Little House on the Prairie, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, The Hobbit and Profiles of Courage.

“The experience promises to be a lively and engaging one, especially for the children,” noted Mayor Carol L. Klatt.

Several members of the community have been invited to give oral testaments – about five minutes long – on courage, either from a personal experience or witnessed. Confirmed participants to date include Mayor Klatt, Councilmember Sal Torres, Junipero Serra Elementary School third grade students Chandni Suri and Orange Richardson, fifth grader Zackary Montalbano and School Principal Terry Garvin, Deputy Fire Chief Don Ciucci of the Daly City Fire Department and Lt. Eric Wollman of the Daly City Police Department.

The event is open to the public. The Gellert Clubhouse is located at 50 Wembley Drive. For more information, contact the Youth Services Librarian at (650) 991-8244.