(“Fiesta for Children” by Stan Payne, November 18, 1948. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-5179.)

Two children stand reading a book at table decorated with colorful blanket under awning that reads “Libros Libros Libros”. Bookshelves are behind. Photo identified on back as “Book Week 1948. “La Fiesta De Los Libros” Colorado Springs Public Library Colorado Springs, Colorado.” Caption under photo: “The Mexican fiesta theme is carried out in decorations to observe Children’s Book Week this week in the children’s section of the library. Jefferson Hayes-Davis III, 9, of 1318 E. Monument St., and Peggy Eaton, 7, of 712 N. Cedar St., look over one of the 300 books put in the special display. Various Mexican knick-knacks were displayed along with the books.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on November 18, 1948, page 13.

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