Friday, August 22, 2014

Looking back: Smokey the Bear at BPL, 1968

Did you know that Smokey the Bear is celebrating his 70th birthday this year? In 1944, Smokey started his campaign to educate Americans about the danger of wildfires. Smokey has appeared in many posters and television commercial messages throughout the years. Smokey visited the Bossier City branch library in 1968, where he passed out bookmarks and spread his message about fire safety.

These boys took part in the Smokey Bear Summer Reading Club and got their picture taken with Smokey. Each child who completed the summer reading program received a certificate.

Smokey waves at the camera while posing with Miss Linda Gates, Parish Librarian. 

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