Sammy Clarita is Back- And He has His Very Own Book!
SAMMY CLARITA IS BACK – AND HE HAS HIS VERY OWN BOOK!
The City’s favorite horse (and new author) returns in 2019 to celebrate the Santa Clarita Public Library
Sammy Clarita is galloping back into town this winter with plans to promote his new book at the Santa Clarita Public Library! Beginning this month, community members can head to any Santa Clarita Public Library branch and check out his first book, titled Sammy Stories—Meet Sammy Clarita.
Sammy, a fun-loving mustang who loves chocolate almost as much as he loves Santa Clarita, has been busy putting the finishing touches on his new book. He’s even had a makeover in honor of the occasion, and now sports a spiffy green library vest and glasses! Sammy is excited to share his story, and knows his readers will hoot and haw over the eye-catching illustrations and fun tidbits of Santa Clarita history that are included. This is one horse tale you will not want to miss!
Join Mayor Marsha McLean for a special reading of the book at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Storytime “Just for 2’s and 3’s,” on Wednesday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library. The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main Street in Newhall. A special guest appearance by Sammy Clarita himself will also take place.
In addition to being available at all Santa Clarita Public Library branches, Sammy’s book will be in third grade classrooms throughout the City! “Discovering the joy of reading is one of the most important gifts we can give our children,” said Mayor Marsha Mclean. “This book combines humor, local history and community pride. We hope it will inspire young children to get excited about reading and learning!” Sammy is also looking forward to celebrating all that the Santa Clarita Public Library has to offer this year. With a variety of upcoming events, including the annual One Story One City program, it is sure to be one heck of a ride. Sammy Clarita was chosen as the City’s mascot in its thirtieth anniversary year and represents the City’s rich Western history, equestrian trails and more than 11,000 acres of open space. Residents can find mini plush versions of Sammy hidden at various City events and locations, using clues posted on the City’s Instagram account @cityofsantaclarita. Those who find him can keep him as their furever friend and are encouraged to share a selfie with him on social media using the hashtag #IFoundSammyClarita.
For more information on Sammy Clarita’s whereabouts, follow the City’s Instagram account @cityofsantaclarita. To find out more about the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit www.santaclaritalibrary.com.
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The City of Santa Clarita takes pride in utilizing exhibition spaces to share the talented work of local art organizations, independent artists, and nationally recognized artists. Art galleries enrich our community by bringing new visitors to local exhibit spaces to experience art.
The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, which is designed to assist artists, performers, and arts organization representatives to expand their knowledge and to learn valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful. The series comprises workshops, panel discussions, and art trips that are designed to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.
Public Art is a tool to add to the personality of a community, while also encouraging creative expression and discussion. Many of the Public Art projects are an opportunity for the community to be a part of the construction of the pieces, thus creating truly "public" art.
The City of Santa Clarita is committed to increase opportunities for students in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in and be exposed to high quality arts experiences, while also increasing the awareness of the value the arts add to the community.