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Library showcases people and programming

Published: Fri, May 17, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Katherina Matasic, a librarian at the Boardman library, read "There Is a Bird on Your Head" by Mo Williams during a mini story time April 20.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.The Steinbeck family worked on a craft together using colored papers, yard and markers at the Boardman library April 20.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Librarian Katherina Matasic read "Wide-Mouthed Frog" by Keith Faulkner at one of the mini story times at the Boardman library April 20.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Librarian Katherina Matasic read a story to a group of children at a mini story time in the Boardman library April 20.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Foster Sipp, who came to the library April 20, looked at the library pamphlets giving informations about programs, including the summer reading program.

By Natalie Scott


The Boardman library showcased its programs and librarians April 20 through an event that offered sample story times throughout the day and several chances for patrons to ask librarians questions to stump them and win a prize.

Some of the questions asked of librarians were “What was the name of the very first book brought to the library?” “How many books are there in the library?” and “What is the rarest thing in the world?”

“We wanted to do this event to promote our programs that happen year-long and also to really promote our summer reading program,” said Boardman librarian John Yingling. “It’s great to see people taking advantage of all the information we have out, such as the pamphlets on our programs and summer reading, which they might not see normally.”

The mini story times were also popular. Some of the stories read included “There Is a Bird on Your Head” by Mo Willems, “Bark, George” by Jules Feiffer, “I Took My Frog to the Library” by Eric A. Kimmel, and “Falling for Rapunzel” by Leah Wilcox. Different crafts were set up in the library for children to make as well.

To learn more about the Boardman library and its programs, including the summer reading program, visit www.libraryvisit.org.


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