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Moreno Elementary celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month

Chico helps celebrate literacy at Moreno Elementary  Chico helps celebrate literacy at Moreno Elementary  

Chico helps celebrate literacy at Moreno Elementary  Chico helps celebrate literacy at Moreno Elementary  

Chico helps celebrate literacy at Moreno Elementary  Chico at Moreno

(PAUL MORENO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- Sept. 10, 2019) — September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and the students at Moreno got a visit from a famous, albeit furry, friend to help them learn more about the importance of using library services.

Chico, the bombastic and adorable mascot for the El Paso Chihuahuas, visited Moreno for a pep rally designed to help students better understand the importance of literacy in their lives. Chico was joined by his friends from the El Paso Public Library. 

“EPISD is a leader in biliteracy and we’re happy to have our partners with the El Paso Chihuahuas and the City of El Paso here with us to celebrate our efforts to learn and read in two different languages,” said Robert Pancoast, Moreno’s interim principal.

Moreno librarian Eloisa Rodriguez surprised the students with the unveiling of a Little Free Library, a leave-a-book-take-a-book bookcase that allows students to bring books from home and take books they may not have read yet. The little library will be a feature in the school’s beautiful foyer.

Students at Moreno also will be able to use any of the city’s branch libraries thanks to their important library card. The card gives them access to the city’s wide range of services at its libraries.

On Tuesday, the celebrations at Moreno ended with a cute picture of Chico and the unofficial mascot of the school: Mr. Pancoast’s service dog Lollipop, who also is a chihuahua.

Story by Gustavo Reveles
Photos by Leonel Monroy