Reading and wrestling ruled the day when El Paso’s new library card designs were unveiled at the Chamizal Community Center and Library in September. The limited edition cards carry images of luchadores, the masked competitors who participate in the lucha libre style of wrestling from Mexico.
The limited edition library card issued at the Chamizal Community Library showcases the a bit of El Paso’s spirit and culture.
The first part of the event was to get people to sign up for their new cards. Then they proceeded outside to mingle with the luchadores and watch a wrestling match.
Rubiliz Garcia signs her new library card at the Chamizal Library.
The audience watches as the match between El Paso Luchadores is about to begin outside of the Chamizal Community Center and Library.
The luchadores promoted spending time with families as well as the value of education, encouraging everyone there to use their new library card to read more.
Announcer speaking to families at the Chamizal Library encouraging them to get a library card and announcing the luchadores for the match.
Luchador, “Kung Fu Panda” ran around the crowd to rally the crowd at the Chamizal Community Center after being announced.
The city BookMobile also made a stop at the event.
Little girls standing in front of the El Paso BookMobile after getting their new library cards dress as Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen.
Inside the El Paso BookMobile. The van stops throughout the El Paso area encouraging people to check out books.