‘Candy Corn Crush’ at Windsor library full of sweet treats

By Jennifer Coe - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Adorable Lailah smiles as she strings a necklace full of candy. She and several other children enjoyed a candy-themed event at Wilson Library on Oct. 28. Photos by Jennifer Coe.
Adorable Lailah smiles as she strings a necklace full of candy. She and several other children enjoyed a candy-themed event at Wilson Library on Oct. 28. Photos by Jennifer Coe.

Children ages 5 to 15 stormed into Wilson Branch Library to dig into bowls full of Froot Loops, Life Savers, marshmallows and gummies on Oct. 28, just days before Halloween.  As if those selections were not enough, they could also slather icing onto graham crackers to make haunted houses and spread bat-shaped sprinkles on the top for good measure.

This event, Wilson’s pre-Halloween children’s activity, was a first for the library. “We do gingerbread houses at the main library during winter week,” said head of teen services Andrea Ingala. “This was the first time we’re trying this.”

Little Sophia and her table full of friends were elbow-deep in vanilla icing, attempting to assemble a haunted house out of graham crackers. Their faces and arms were covered in sugar.

Laughter came from another table filled with teens who attend Windsor High School. Those girls were poking fun at one another as many failed attempts to assemble four walls caused general silliness and mayhem.

The event was planned by Wilson’s branch manager, Amy McCue, prior to her decision to leave Windsor to go work at the West Hartford Public Library.

Coming up at the Wilson Branch in November is a Starbucks Coffee Tasting event. On Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., learn about different varieties of beans, how different roasts change the flavors, and which brews are your favorites. This is a free presentation for people ages 16 and up. Call 860-247-8960 to register.


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