ABQ Journal

Mayor, others connect kids to libraries during pandemic

BY AMY BYRES / OBSERVER STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 at 10:00am

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — New Mexico’s leaders have been reading books to children throughout the quarantine.

Since March, Mayor Gregg Hull has done many Facebook livestreams for the story time.

Mayor Gregg Hull, accompanied by his dog Sheldon, reads a book to children via live-stream from Loma Colorado Main Library. Courtesy photo.

The mayor got this idea from Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. He did a one-time reading, and Hull was then inspired to create Facebook livestreams with community members.

“Well, I heard Mayor Kintigh down in Roswell had done one, and my daughter actually found out about it and said, ‘Hey, Dad, you ought to do this for kids in Rio Rancho.’ I actually called Mayor Kintigh and said thanks for the great idea,” Hull said.

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