Smiling faces were the order of the day last Saturday, according to a news release, as local families packed into the library for the on June 25.
The event, which lasted from 3 – 6 p.m., helped raise money for the remodel of the at the library.
Children and parents filled the Children’s Room for storytelling by Lisa Spigai-Perez and C. D. Edwards. After, the kids were treated to face painting by Colleen Grohs of the among other games and activities.
Pizza was donated by BJs Restaurant in Arcadia. Water was donated from Albertsons and cookies from Ralphs.
Among activities for adults was a popular Silent Auction that involved objects and gift cards from “generous local merchants” in and around town. The event was successful in raising more funds needed for the completion of the Children’s Room.
Among the Sierra Madre businesses that gave items to benefit the Silent Auction included: , , , , , Chief Marilyn Diaz, Fire Marshal Rich Snyder, the , e, , , Mayor John Buchanan, , , , Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society, and .
The Children’s room will be upgraded to make the most of new services and improve the use of space.
“Plans include creating a preschool zone, a technology zone and a study/reading area for students,” according to the Library, which will make the space more comfortable and usable for children 0-6 years old and their parents.
Construction is expected to start in late summer with a ribbon cutting ceremony tentative for this November.