Event Posts

BRLA presentation

In October 31, 2013 the Regional Border Library Assocaition held its annual conference in  Las Cruces, N.M. EPPLA board members, Luis Chaparro and Lorena Gutiérrez attended the session presented by Oralia Garza de Cortés. Ms. Cortés, a former REFORMA president, is a reknown leader and expert in children literature in Spanish. She gave an enlightening presentation on the role of children literature in Latin America. She highlighted …

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ALA Chicago 2013

 Two Board members Luis Chaparro and Oscar Baeza attended the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. Ninfa Trejo presented the award named in memory of her late husband, Dr. Arnulfo Trejo.  This award is given to an emergent leader in the profession that furthers the ideals and philosophy of the founder. The winner of this …

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Visit to CONALEP I

In August 12, 2013, EPPLA members visited the CONALEP I School in Juarez. CONALEP, the National College of Professional Technical Education, is a nation-wide system of schools that prepares students in the technological and industrial  fields. There are 302 campuses all over Mexico and Juarez has two. EPPLA Board members toured CONALEP I, met with …

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Little Free Library at MWMontessori

El Paso Public Library Association (EPPLA) participated in the donation of a Little Free Library to the Mountain West Montessori school in El Paso, Texas on May 24, 2013. The event was attended by children and their parents who participated in the reading activities. EPPLA partnered with Lisa Lopez, a local school librarian and Ambassador of the little Free Libraries. It was thru her help …

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Dia de los niños

Our Association participated in the Dia de los Niños celebration that took place Saturday, April 27 at the Main Library downtown.  The association joined members of El Paso Chapter of  Reforma in the distribution of free books to the participants.  We also organized a  Mexican lottery game and gave free books to all the winners. This event was well attended and the kids …

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Nov 2012, Poetry & Essay Reading Contest

Reading is a wonderful tool for life! So EPPLA motivates children to read with a Poetry and Essay Reading Contest. There were twelve finalists from three elementary schools: Douglass, Zavala, and Hart. The Poetry Contest Winners are: 1st Place: Raúl Pichardo 2nd Place: Ari Valero 3th Place: Alondra Gonzales Twelve students had to overcome their nervousness at the …

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