|WHAT:||Invitation to Summer Reading Program Launch with Diamondbacks
Media will have an opportunity to cover the launch of "Read Your Way to the Ballpark" summer reading program. Arizona Diamondbacks organist Bobby Freeman and mascot D. Baxter will perform their "Bobby and Baxter" show. "Extra! Extra! Read Your Way to the Ballpark" is a free summer reading program sponsored by the Arizona Diamondbacks and The Arizona Republic. The program runs from May 27 through July 26 at 11 library systems in Maricopa County. Participants can earn prizes by reading or listening to one book for 20 minutes or reading 50 pages. Every 10 spaces traveled on the game board qualifies the participant for a prize. Readers who reach the finish line receive a voucher for a Diamondbacks game. Last year, more than 90,000 children in the county registered.
|WHO:||Organist Bobby Freeman
D-Backs mascot "D. Baxter"
City Librarian Toni Garvey
Phoenix Public Library officials
Elementary school students
|WHEN:||9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21|
|WHERE:||Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium,
1221 N. Central Ave.