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Roar Like a Dinosaur: Spring STEAM Celebration and Dino Egg Hunt

NYCReads, a collaboration of 11 organizations working together in East New York, East Harlem, and South Jamaica, the Queens Public Library, and the Lewis Latimer House Museum are partnering to present Roar Like a Dinosaur, a Spring STEAM Celebration and Dino Egg Hunt at the Baisley Park Library in South Jamaica on Saturday, April 29.

The President and CEO of the Queens Public Library and former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Dennis M. Walcott will lead the festivities with a read aloud of We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by author and illustrator Ryan T. Higgins, followed by a STEAM-based scavenger hunt in search of dinosaur eggs that have been secretly hidden all over the library.

There’s time to read, time to learn and time to explore! We Don’t Eat Our Classmates is a hilarious tale about T-Rex that teaches children about empathy, getting along, fitting in, and following the rules, all of which are an excellent primer for the day’s fun and games. Even though they lived a very long time ago, the dinosaurs in this story have valuable lessons to share with today's children. Participants will enjoy a unique opportunity to try paleontologystudying, observing and excavating dinosaur eggs that will reveal mini surprises inside. Moreover, free copies of the book and other goodies* will be given to the first 75 families who register!

“At the heart of NYCReads is the belief that literacy is the key to all future learning and a shared commitment by all partners to work together to support children in attaining—and exceeding—reading proficiency. We are thrilled to welcome Dennis Walcott as our special guest reader today and for his continued commitment to our mission.” – Karen Rogel, Associate Director of NYCReads

Roar like a dinosaur with us this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. if you support our children’s success in school!

* Special edition Mets library cards will be available in addition to program giveaways!

For more information about NYCReads, visit us at: or contact Karen Rogel,

Associate Director at or 212-620-5462, ext. 122.

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