The Book Nook | Photo courtesy Sunland Park Mall/Facebook
Starting Friday, parents with young children, seniors, and bookworms of all ages will have a new space to read and relax at Sunland Park Mall: The Book Nook.
“We are excited to bring this unique space to Sunland Park, to cultivate a love of reading among our guests,” said Kelley Baker, General Manager at Sunland Park Mall.
“The Book Nook is one more way we are providing gathering spaces for our guests and fostering a sense of community, through the various events we are planning to host. We are bringing the library experience to our guests, one book at a time.”
The Book Nook, located near the Food Court on the upper level, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, April 30 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, with complimentary refreshments, book bags, book readings, and of course, complimentary books for participating children.
“The Book Nook is a place for children to learn, read, discover, and play. It’s a quiet place for the young and young at heart to take a break with a good book and to discover new authors,” mall officials add.
United Way of El Paso County, along with Sunland Park Mall are the sponsors of the books that fill the space. The organization will also provide volunteers for monthly programming on the first Friday of the month from 11:00am – 1:00pm, all with seasonal themes for young children.
The event schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 30: Grand Opening Event
Friday, May 7: Celebrate Mom
Friday, June 4: Ninjas have Feelings!
Friday, July 2: The Fourth of July
Friday, August 6: Back to School
The Book Nook will have a variety of books available for guests to read, from picture books for young children to novels and non-fiction for adults. Guests are encouraged to donate books, by dropping them off at the Book Nook or the Sunland Park Mall Administrative Office.
The Book Nook will be open during regular operating hours, with special events planned throughout the year. For more information about events at the Book Nook at Sunland Park Mall, click here.