Summer reading program wraps up with ‘Marvelous Magic’
By Lisa Stone - ReminderNews
Manchester - posted Wed., Aug. 28, 2013
Manchester Public Library concluded its summer reading program with a bang on Aug. 22 with ‘Marvelous Magic.’ Both floors of Mary Cheney Library were in full swing, with entire families running from one area of the library to the other.
The festivities started on the main floor, where children were given balloon sculptures. Downstairs, they got free t-shirts.
Face-painting artist Tallulabell Salerno could paint anything the children requested. Zenayah and sister Malia both got butterflies painted on their cheeks. They also had painted lips to match the artwork on their faces. “I love coming to the library,” said Zeneyah. “I love reading and going to shows and stuff.”
Lucia asked for her arm to be the canvas. “I love the way she made my arm look,” said Lucia. “I don’t want to wash the flower off.”
Katie Baker and Sam Partney have been library pages since they were about 16 years old. The two girls were handing out snacks to the party-goers. “We help the library whenever they have big events like this or if they just need help with something else,” said Partney.
While the kids were enjoying snacks, face-painting, balloons and free t-shirts, they also moved to the music provided by Island Rhythms.
For information on the library’s upcoming fall programs, visit www.manchesterlibrary.org.