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Children, Families Love Meeting People in Their Neighborhood

by Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago

It's aimed for the younger ones, yes. But there's no doubt that all ages who've visited under the tent Monday mornings on the Dinosaur Garden lawn have appreciated this season's latest Story Time series, Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

All sorts of folks have dropped in to read their favorite books and share how they've gotten to where they are in the Liverpool community.

I wrote my weekly column for the Eagle news online and in print this time around.

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(Kate Thornton, NewsChannel 9 meteorologist, brought her children along on Monday, Aug. 9)

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The curious children sitting under the tent on the Liverpool Public Library Dinosaur Garden lawn had plenty of questions for NewsChannel 9 meteorologist Kate Thornton the morning of Monday, Aug. 9.

What makes it thunder? Why does it rain? Thornton smiled, explained broad weather points and threw in comments about all the snow we get around here, too.

This weekly edition of Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood Story Time surely was another success.

So far in this summer of Let’s Read, Liverpool! kids, accompanied by their families and caretakers, have been able to learn about dog training, dance studios and hair styling. They squealed as they watched a dog soar through the air over an obstacle, strutted as they learned various dance moves and drew pictures of what they imagined their hair will look like when they become teenagers.

The program, set up by LPL Children and Family Services coordinator Joellyn Murry, has been quite a success. Neighborhood folks have been glad to visit the LPL to read from a picture book and tell the children tales about themselves, too.

Matt Cullipher, owner of the popular Hope Café, had Monday, Aug. 16, as his drop-in date, and Casey Rose Frank, who brought the Golden Bee Bookstore to the Village of Liverpool, is scheduled for the 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23 event that will close the series.

“Patrons enjoy meeting different people from the community and hearing how they got into their chosen careers,” Murry said.