The El Paso Public Library has a new face.
It’s an owl, and El Pasoans will get to meet the human-sized creature for the first time on Saturday, November 7 beginning at 2 p.m. at the main library in downtown El Paso.
“Our new mascot is a friendly reader who is passionate about literacy and learning,” said Library Director Dionne Mack. “We want to raise awareness of the importance of reading at an early age among parents and children, as well as awareness about other programs and services.”
As part of the festivities, the Library will begin accepting name proposals for the mascot. Attendees will get first crack at filling out an official name submission form. The name for the new mascot may be selected from those submissions.
There will also be games, activities and free refreshments for kids. Other local will be there to welcome the library owl into the mascot family, including Chico from the El Paso Chihuahuas, Amigo Man from Destination El Paso, Gus and Goldie from Parks and Recreation and Digie from the El Paso Digital Wall.
The new mascot will begin visiting library branches across the city to meet children in all parts of town. Later, it will become available for special events and school functions as time permits.
Members of the community are invited to attend this free event.
Meet the Owl
Where: EP Public Library, 501 N. Oregon
When: Sat., November 7, 2015 at 2 p.m.
How Much: Free
Why: Because mascots are fun!