Snapshot: Library hosts block party


Carmel Clay Public Library hosted the Great Amerian Read Block Party Aug. 11 in front of the library, 55 4th Ave SE . The four-hour event included visits from authors and storytellers, a literary trivia tent, food trucks, personalized reading recommendations from book fortune tellers, balloon creations, a scavenger hunt, Friends of the Library book sale, a giant crossword puzzle and other activities. Designed to spark a national conversation about reading and literacy, “The Great American Read” is an eight-part PBS series and nationwide competition that explores the power of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved books, as voted on by the public. Authors and storytellers at the event included, among others, Max Goller, Susan Crandall, Bob Sander and Stephanie Holman.


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