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Get Free Children’s Books, Check Out New Little Library At Unity Park’s ‘It’s Your Park Day’ Event This Weekend

The literacy-themed event, set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, will also feature a musical performance from Abud: A Band and a puppet show from the creators of "At The Garden."

A banner for the Saturday event.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Unity Park Advisory Council leaders are throwing a literacy-themed event this weekend with live music, free goodies and the unveiling of a new little library.

The “It’s Your Park Day” event is set for 10-3 p.m. Saturday at Unity Park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave.

During the event, Unity Park leaders will unveil the park’s new little library, which was constructed in honor of longtime Unity Park Advisory Council member and LGBTQ rights activist John Pennycuff, who died in 2012.

Pennycuff’s husband, Robert Castillo, also a longtime member of Unity Park Advisory Council, helped fund and design the little library, which will house both children’s and adult books.

“I can’t think of a more fitting way to honor John than providing Unity, the playground he played in growing up, with a new Little Library that will be an asset to the community. He loved Logan Square and this Little Library will be located in a place near and dear to his heart, Unity Park,” Castillo said in a statement.

Families can also get free children’s books, seedlings, sprouts and at-home literacy activities at the event, while supplies last.

A puppet show from the creators of “At The Garden” — a skit centered on literacy — will kick off at 1:30 p.m. Abud: A Bard is slated to perform at 1:45 p.m.

The event is free, but those who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP online.

Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.

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