The Riverdale Branch Library is engaging its readers with selected books thanks to a new grant, the Fresno County Public Library announced.
The Book-to-Action grant was given to the Riverdale library by the California Center for the Book and held its first event Saturday.
Adults read copies of “Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story” and later discussed the book before engaging in an activity.
This year’s theme is wildlife, the library said.
Seventy-five copies of children’s and adult books are available for pick-up at the Riverdale Branch Library, located at 20975 Malsbarry Ave.
Adults are offered copies of “Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story,” while children will read and discuss “Owen & Mzee: Language of Friendship.”
The next event is scheduled for May 14 from 11 a.m. to noon for all ages and May 19 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m for children. The Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Service will lead the book discussion and activity on June 4 for all ages.
The grant is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the Library Services Technology Act.