Jack-the-49ers'-Rookie-Quarterback, Piggie, Elephant, and Me @ Milpitas Library

Jack, the 49ers' rookie quarterback and Lauren, the librarian, perform as Piggie and Elephant in
We are in a Book 

by Mo Willems
(Note: photo is a still from the 49ers' video of the program.)

On Thursday, June 28th, children at the Milpitas Library got to see a real San Francisco 49ers' quarterback performance, not in a football game, but in a real (and very fun) storytime!

Jack Heneghan, a 49ers' rookie quarterback, was a good sport about being silly for storytime.  After first leading the kids in some football calisthenics to warm up (and get the wiggles out), Jack read the book, Don't Throw It to Mo by David Adler, projected onto the giant screen in the Milpitas Library's Auditorium, before an audience of 200+ kids, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas.

Then without missing a beat, Jack morphed into Piggie with Lauren (the librarian) playing Gerald, the Elephant, for a readers' theater of We Are In a Book by Mo Willems, as well as two other silly stories featuring Piggie and Elephant. Watch a sample of the performance in this short, but sweet video by the 49ers by clicking here.

The 49ers storytime was presented in partnership with the Santa Clara County Library District and the San Francisco 49ers for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge, Reading Takes You Everywhere.

The Summer Reading Challenge is for all-ages from pre-readers to kids to teens to adults.The San Francisco 49ers are teaming up with SCCLD to offer a grand prize and other prizes and insentives to join in the Summer Reading Challenge. All readers ages 5+ (adults, teens, and kids) who register online and log at least 5 books by July 31 will be entered into prize drawings. The prizes are:



Grand Prize: Game Day Experience
August 30 at 7 p.m.  Attend the pre-season 49ers versus Los Angeles Chargers Game.  Winner will receive 4 tickets, 4 pre-game field passes, and 1 parking pass.

Additional 49ers PrizesWinners will receive Autographed 49ers Memorabilia.

In addition to the SRC grand prizes, the 49ers donated some children's books for prizes to the library that are autographed. The titles donated are listed below with links to the library's catalog just in case anyone would like to check them out! 


Miss Nelson Has a Field Day


JP Marshall

 Don't Throw it to Mo!

JE Adler

Goodnight Football

JP Wheeler


JP Dahl

Copies of these football stories were autographed and donated to SCCLD by the San Francisco 49ers. 


Two-Minute Drill

J Fiction Lupica


The End!


Click on the video link (right) to view the 49ers created (37 secs. long) from the storytime.

For more fun, check out KRON4 coverage of
the 49ers Storytime event and interview with Jac
k by clicking HERE!

Jack Heneghan, 49ers rookie quarterback with Milpitas Children's librarians
(from left)  Diane Salah, Karen Armendariz and Lauren Teixeira

P.S. Sam, the 49ers Mascot, will be visiting an
SCCLD Library this summer, stay tuned, TBA.


What a great program, and i love that video, who put that together?

The 49er's put it together! LT
7/12/2018 8:13:13 PM

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