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Summer Library Fun at Hinckley Public Library

Library kids had a great time last week celebrating the 150th birthday of
the state of Minnesota. Guest storyteller, Steven Keillor, entertained
with stories from our great state’s past. Following his delightful
anecdotes, volunteers Lori Klar and Mindy Johnson kept the kids busy with
a gummy worm fishing game, creating colorful pictures of Minnesota symbols
which were crafted into a “quilt” decorating the hallway, and snacking on
“firecrackers” made from combining twinkies, frosting, and red licorice.

This week’s library event features the excellent puppetry of Robert and
Lynn Halbrook who will be presenting “Chef Roberto’s Magical Cooking Show”
at 1:00pm on Wednesday filled with amazing illusions and a myriad of
kitchen mishaps, along with a generous dose of literature inspired

The next scheduled summer reading event for kids comes up on Wednesday,
July 30, at 1:30pm, when we will be having a birthday party for everyone!!
Jill Hopkins and Laura Eyre have agreed to coordinate this one, along
with Florence Lyseth who will be in charge of the cupcake decorating
station. One of the activities planned for this party involves putting
together “birthday cake kits” for the local food shelf. Here is an easy
opportunity for all library patrons to help out by donating a boxed cake
mix, a can of frosting, and a box of birthday candles. Kids will be
decorating cake boxes at the party which will then be filled with the
donated ingredients and delivered to the food shelf. Please consider
adding to the fun by bringing in to the library your donation of birthday
cake needs by Wed. the 30th. The library kids will put them to good cause
in a colorful way!!!

This week’s winners in the teen level reading program are: Trent Doyle,
Lauren Rabe, and Quamari Robinson. Congratulations, teens…keep on
reading, enter often…you could win the cash prize in August!

Ceci Cross-Maser
Branch Librarian
Hinckley Public Library

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