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Downey City Library Renovations

Michael Pasaye, Writer

February 20, 2019

Three years ago, Downey citizens voted yes on Measure S, a measure that will increase sales tax by 50%. which would generate $9 million to renovate local infrastructure. Now, the Downey City library is getting its first renovations in over 40 years.   The renovations include upgrading...

Downey One Card

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

September 20, 2017

The start of the 2017-2018 school year marked the start of the Downey One Card program, an initiative in which students are granted access to the resources of the Downey City Library by  using their ID card.  The program was launched by DHS librarian Martha Ortiz and is only applicable to the stude...

New Location for Vazza Café

New Location for Vazza Café

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

March 7, 2017

Vazza Café was formerly located inside of the Downey City Library, since last April, but has recently been moved to a new location just outside the library.  The cafe got its name from the Italy imported coffee LavAzza. The ribbon was officially cut, and doors opened on Tuesday, Feb. 14. &nb...

Children’s story time

Children’s story time

Mizhelle D. Cortes, Staff writer

May 23, 2014

Every year the Downey City Library celebrates National Police Week in May, by hosting a bilingual story time for children ages 3-5. On Wed., May 14, the library invited the Downey Police Department to read stories to children and answer questions about the duties of being a police officer.   Before...

Seuss’s story time

Seuss’s story time

Joey Flores, News Editor

March 1, 2013

Rhymes and giggles were underway as the Dr. Seuss Celebration started at the Downey City Library on February 27. The celebration is an annual event that is meant to pay tribute to the author for his birthday.   Library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez was the storyteller for the event, and she’s...

The man behind Charlie Joe Jackson

The man behind Charlie Joe Jackson

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2013

The Downey City Library held an event on Jan. 31 where Tommy Greenwald, a children’s author, introduced his Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading book series. The writer shared his insight on the development of his books, characters, and inspirations that led to the success of his best seller t...

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