NETS Coach Avery Johnson to Read at Brooklyn Public Library

Nets Basketball – Press Release

June 7th, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.NETS Head Coach Avery Johnson will tip-off the Brooklyn Public Library’s 7th Annual Summer Reading event by reading a book to children at the Central Branch located at Grand Army Plaza, the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue, on Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m.
Johnson will be reading Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan, Michael Jordan's mother. The book is about how a young MJ would pour salt in his shoes as a boy because he thought it would make him grow tall enough to become a famous basketball player, and then he would practice, practice, practice.
Johnson’s reading will be part of a full-day of events for children and adults on the Library’s plaza, which will include music and activities. The NETS coach will encourage children to sign-up for the Summer Reading program, which this year will be themed "One World, Many Stories" and will highlight a variety of different cultures.
Johnson will be available for interviews.

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WHO: NETS Head Coach Avery Johnson.
WHAT: Johnson to read a book to children to tip-off Brooklyn Public Library’s 7th Annual Summer Reading.
WHEN: Thursday, June 9, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, at Grand Army Plaza, Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.
SUBWAY: To reach the Central Branch by subway, take the 2 or 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza or take the Q or B trains to 7th Avenue.

About Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries around the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a huge selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL's eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers at its website:

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