Library celebrates National Doughnut Day

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown librarian Amy Wiand organized the "Hooray for Doughnut Day!" event for the Austintown library. The event featured activities and games, such as making a necklace with string and cereal. Pictured, Mary Jane Katsaras wore her necklace.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library had a doughnut-based memory game, where the attendees flipped over doughnuts and tried to remember where doughnuts of the same color were. Pictured, Justus Long and Ruth Huntington played the game together.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library's "Hooray for Doughnut Day!" featured activities and games for the children at the event. The games included Twister, tic-tac-toe, a disc toss game and a memory game. Pictured, Wyatt Cline and Jeremiah Burt played a game of tic-tac-toe.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library celebrated National Doughnut Day with a program centered around doughnuts. Attendees of the program received plain doughnuts to decorate with icing and sprinkles. Pictured, Damien Caspary made a doughnut with chocolate icing.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library's doughnut-themed program featured two activities using cereal, since the cereal used resembled the shape of doughnuts. One of these activities had the children at the event gather cereal to use as bird food. Pictured, Aubrey Cavalier collected the cereal in a small bag.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

The Austintown library invited families to their large meeting room on June 1 for National Doughnut Day.

Austintown librarian Amy Wiand organized the “Hooray for Doughnut Day!” program, where children participated in multiple games and crafts. Each of the families got a doughnut at the event.

“I wanted to have something fun and celebrate doughnut day, and you can always incorporate books,” said Wiand. She wanted to give the young children a fun program after finishing the school year earlier in the way. “It’s fun seeing them have fun,” she said.

The families all started the program at a table where they decorated doughnuts. The children began with a plain doughnut and covered it in frosting and sprinkles.

After they made their doughnut, they moved on to the games and activities. Wiand set up a station where the children could use string and cereal to make a necklace. The children also collected cereal for bird food at another station. The circular shape of the cereal made them look similar to doughnuts.

Wiand provided numerous games for the children to play. One table had a memory game where the players tried to remember the positions of matching doughnuts. The library had a Twister and Tic-Tac-Toe set that used different colored doughnuts in place of circles and exes. The children played a toss game where they threw discs designed like doughnuts into a basket.

The library also had doughnut day hats for all of the children and books for the families to check out. The books included “If You Give a Dog a Donut” by Laura Numeroff and “The Case of the Missing Donut” by Alison McGhee.

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