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East County News Service

March 21, 2017 (El Cajon) - The El Cajon branch of the San Diego County Library at 201 E. Douglas Avenue in El Cajon will host its second annual Family Play Day on Saturday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m. There will be crafts and activities for kids of all ages, as families learn how to make play items from common, everyday materials.  It’s fun, inexpensive, and teaches kids how to be resourceful.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the El Cajon Library.

There will be family-oriented organizations at information tables, and activities inside and outside the library. Recent research demonstrates the importance of play to children’s development of traits such as cooperation, creativity, and resilience.  The library also offers a regular program called Preschool Play on Thursdays at 10 am.

“Programs like this serve to bring the diverse members of the community together. All families are interested in making lives better for their kids, and equipping them to have fulfilling lives,” says Kristin Ward, senior youth services librarian.

For more information, contact the El Cajon Library at (619) 588-3718.

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