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0513 magical book
Last year’s summer reading kicked off with super heroes; this year the Library will be transformed into a land of popular children’s books.
Booklandia will officially kick off Hoover Public Library’s Summer Reading Program on Friday, May 17 from 7-9 p.m. The evening will feature summer reading program registration, entertainment, crafts, snacks and games.
“Booklandia coincides with Children’s Book Week (May 13-19), so we are piggy backing on that to create a special, one of a kind magical kickoff,” said Assistant Library Director Amanda Borden. “We’re transforming the library into one big book adventure.”
According to Borden, the Library’s downstairs area will invite kids to step into the Wizard of Oz. Meanwhile, the Plaza will turn into Narnia, the Teen Department into the City of Bones and the Children’s Department into a scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Fans of Maurice Sendak should be sure to visit the preschool room, which will be remade under the Booklandia theme to represent Where the Wild Things Are. Each “book land” will feature roaming characters, crafts, snacks, or games from the books.
“As in years past, kids, teens and adults can read for fun all summer long and earn prizes just for doing so,” said Borden.
Fans of the Library’s children’s curriculum also have much to look forward to after Memorial Day. Borden said theatre shows will run seven times each week starting following the holiday.
-Submitted by Hoover Public Library