Summer Reading Grand Finale at Town and Country Library
by Dwayne Nelson
Youth Services and Reference librarian
Town and Country Public Library
Town and Country Public Library will host its annual Summer Reading Grand Finale on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. This evening marks the culmination of the library’s “Paws to Read” Summer Reading program. Bring a friend. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Throughout the evening, library volunteers will serve hot dogs, pizza, chips and water. A Zoo to You petting zoo will bring in goats, sheep, a donkey, a llama, ducks, bunnies and chicks. Children and adults can pet and feed the animals. Stop by the Sparkles Entertainment booth. They will paint an awesome design on your face or arm.
Truly Remarkable Loon (www.trloon.com/ library/index.html) will return to the library to perform his “Read Books and Juggle Everything Else” comedy juggling show. This is an outdoor performance, so bring a lawn chair or blanket.
The next show is indoors. Chris McBrien (www.magicstoryteller.biz) and his zany puppet friends will entertain you with his “Wild and Wacky Pet Show.” Chris will mix magic and storytelling while his puppets Dewey Duck, George the Giant, among others, amaze you with their antics.
Unscheduled Tour (www.facebook.com/UnscheduledTour) will appear for the first time at the library. Unscheduled Tour features Audry Buchanan, Rich Cardia and Greg Torrence—three friends who will play your favorite rock, country and blues from the ‘50s through the ‘80s. This will be an under-the-sky performance.
Don’t forget the Elburn Days Parade on Friday, Aug. 15. Library staff will march in the parade and hand out “Watson” balloons. Watson, the library’s mascot, will also be at the library to hand out balloons.
The above community-submitted column is one part of our broader mission to help our readers connect with their communities. If you or your organization would like to be part of our Community Corner initiative, please contact Editor Keith Beebe at kbeebe@ elburnherald.com. Please note that no for-profit or elected officials are eligible to be part of the Community Corner.