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Hoag Library celebrates start of Summer Reading Program

Posted 3 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – The Button family poses with superhero masks during Hoag Library’s carnival.

Press Release, Hoag Library

ALBION – Hoag Library kicked off the Summer Reading Program on Monday by hosting a carnival.

Hoag Library’s carnival featured live animals such as goats and mini donkeys, plus pony rides for children. The animals were supplied by Serenity Acres’ owner Dona Scharping. The carnival also featured games, food and temporary tattoos.

Scharping’s 4-H volunteers kept riders safe and informed them about the horses they were riding, as well as providing a fun time.

A volunteer puts a helmet on a girl.

The main purpose of the event was to inform the public of the Summer Reading Program, which started right after the carnival. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has A Story.”

The Hoag Library will have a series of events focusing on superheroes and community heroes, such as story times and a meet-and-greet with emergency responders. Other summer events also include gardening for children and a visit from the Buffalo Zoomobile.

The Summer Reading Program is every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. through July 23. Participants can enter raffles to win prizes and anyone can still register.

For more information about this program or other Hoag Library events, visit www.hoaglibrary.org or stop by the library at 134 South Main Street in Albion.

Volunteers ran the games at the carnival. Gabriell Struble supervises the bean bag toss, while Bethany Bowman sets up the wheel of chance.