The Palm Springs Public Library, with the help of the Desert Entertainer and Mix 100.5, is joining together with other non-profit and community organizations to host a ‘Buggy About Summer’ Carnival outside in Sunrise Park on Saturday, June 14th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. It will be a FREE and fun time for families to come and learn about all the activities available in the summer here in Palm Springs.
There will be carnival games with a chance to win prizes, arts & crafts, an opportunity to test your fast-pitch with the Palm Springs Power baseball team and so much more! Mix 100.5 will be broadcasting live from the event, Palm Springs Power baseball players will be signing autographs, there will be a climbing wall and food vendors; something for everyone! Also, the Community Blood Bank will be on hand to accept blood donations during the carnival and until 1 pm, giving away Knott’s Soak City gift certificates and other summertime gifts.
Several local organizations will have booths where the community will be able to get information about the programs and events available in the summer. The following organizations will be participating:
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs
· Community Blood Bank
· Desert Water Agency
· Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council
· James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center
· Mizell Senior Center
· Palm Springs Air Museum
· Palm Springs Art Museum
· Palm Springs Parks & Recreation
· Palm Springs Power Baseball Team
· Palm Springs Public Library
The Library will be focusing on signing up participants for the Palm Springs Public Library’s 2008 Summer Reading Fun Fest! Beginning June 9th and continuing through August 16th, this year’s theme is ‘Catch the Reading Bug’ , which influenced the theme for the carnival. “The Summer Reading Fun Fest is a great way for families to read together and ensure kids continue learning and growing their reading skills through the summer”, said Sharon Snow, the Youth Services Supervisor at the Library. There are programs for all ages, from toddler to adult, so everyone can sign-up and participate.