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It's a wrap!

August 03, 2002

Molly Shore

King Tut and Cleopatra were alive and well at the Burbank Central

Library's summer reading program wrap party.

After all the children paraded around the second-floor auditorium

during judging, Marco Paoletta, 7, won first prize in his King Tut

costume, and Chloe Zoellner, 6, took third-place honors as Cleopatra.

The second-place award went to Adam Torvinen, whose mummy costume

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captured the library's summer reading program theme, "Wrapped Up In

Reading."

Cathleen Villapudua, 12, was a multiple winner. She won the

writing contest for her paper titled "The Mummy's Tomb" and picked up

another win in the art contest's best use of color.

Children's librarian Ericka Carr welcomed the youngsters, 5 to 13,

to the party by congra- tulating them on turning in six book reports,

which earned them an invitation to the Wednesday afternoon

festivities.

"Give yourself a pat on the back," she said.

Sunjoo Yeo, said her daughter Rachel, 8, has been reading since

she was 4.

"We used to join other programs in Glendale, but I love these

programs," Yeo said. "This is the best program in the area."

Yeo, who taught Rachel to read, said her daughter loves science

books and anything about Egypt.

During the school year, Joice Kim's two children, Nahre, 8, and

John 6, can hardly wait for the weekend, she said.

"But now," she said, "they like Wednesdays, and looked forward to

the 3 p.m. summer reading program."

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