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Bolingbrook residents participate in national library conference

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:41 p.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK – Three Bolingbrook residents and Fountaindale Public Library patrons are involved in the Corretta Scott King Awards Breakfast at the 2013 American Library Association Conference.

The national conference – which runs June 27 to July 2 in Chicago – attracts library staff and board members from all over the country and features various seminars, guest speakers, award presentations and fundraisers.

During this year's ceremonies, Fountaindale Public Library Board Member Ruth Newell will coordinate the Coretta Scott King Awards Breakfast June 30. The ceremonies will honor the year's best African American authors and illustrators of books for children and youth.

Additionally, Living Water Community Church Lead Pastor Ken Hansen will be a guest at the breakfast and will conduct the opening prayer. Pastor Hansen served for many years as the head of the Bolingbrook Clergy Association, and currently serves as the Chaplain for the Bolingbrook Fire Department.

Bolingbrook resident and 12-year-old Gregory Middle School student Riziki Covington will lead a musical performance during the breakfast.

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