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Library carnival kicks off summer reading

By Paul LaVenture, Contributing Writer

Girls try their luck at a spinning wheel game.

Girls try their luck at a spinning wheel game.

Shrewsbury – Hundreds of children and their parents gathered at the Shrewsbury Public Library June 27, for the fourth annual carnival to kick off summer reading. The event featured games, face painting, live music, prizes, films and snacks. Special guests “Finz,” the mascot for the Worcester Sharks, and “Flippo,” the balloon performer, mingled throughout the crowd. More than a dozen local authors spoke with the children and autographed books.

Each year, the library promotes summer reading for all ages. Students can sign up at the library and receive prizes for each book read. More information and public school summer reading lists can be found at the town website: shrewsbury-ma.gov.

Photos/Paul LaVenture

Visitors take an imaginary drive through the library.

Visitors take an imaginary drive through the library.

A young man lines up the putt in the library stacks.

A young man lines up the putt in the library stacks.

Worcester Sharks mascot Finz gives the golfers some encouragement.

Worcester Sharks mascot Finz gives the golfers some encouragement.

Finz sets a good example for the young readers.

Finz sets a good example for the young readers.

A boy catches a fish for a  prize.

A boy catches a fish for a prize.

S.C. Harvey, JcLynn, and Peter Lukes are among the more than a dozen authors at the event.

S.C. Harvey, JcLynn, and Peter Lukes are among the more than a dozen authors at the event.

David T. Lee, 8, is the author of three books, including “Danny and the Trip to Outer Space.”

David T. Lee, 8, is the author of three books, including “Danny and the Trip to Outer Space.”

Children’s book author April Jones Prince signs autographs for young fans.

Children’s book author April Jones Prince signs autographs for young fans.

Flippo presents a balloon creation to an awaiting girl.

Flippo presents a balloon creation to an awaiting girl.

 

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