Hannibal Courier-Post

Polar Express will chug into Hannibal Free Public Library

For The Courier-Post
Posted: Nov. 18, 2019 1:28 pm Updated: Nov. 19, 2019 9:02 am

HANNIBAL — Hannibal Free Public Library will host a special guest reading of the much loved holiday book, “The Polar Express,” written by Chris Van Allsburg, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14.

The role of the conductor and guest reader will be performed by the Honorable James Hark, Mayor of the City of Hannibal. The special story time will be held on the 3rd floor in the Women's Club Room, with photo opportunities immediately following. After photos, families can head downstairs to Children's Room for a take-home craft and hot cocoa. This special story time will take place in lieu of the regularly scheduled program Read and Glue, which the Library hosts every Saturday throughout the year, at 10:30 a.m., in the Children's Room. Pajamas may be worn, but shoes are required in the building at all times. This event is free and open to the public.

“We are so excited to have Mayor James Hark join us for this special reading,” Children's Associate Amber Cooley said. “The Polar Express is a favorite holiday book for many kids and what a fun thing to do on a Saturday morning; leave your pj's on and come to the library for story time and hot cocoa! We're also excited for the photos because we have a new beautiful photo backdrop that goes with the Polar Express perfectly.”

The library will be open at 10 a.m., as usual, and regular library services will be available during this program.

Further information about this eventis available by contacting Amber Cooley at acooley@hannibal.lib.mo.us, or 573-221-0222.

The Library attempts to make its services as barrier-free as possible. Requests for Accommodation are addressed quickly, often within the week they are made. To request accommodation or to discuss a special need, please contact Library Director Hallie Yundt Silver at 573-221-0222 or at hallieys@hannibal.lib.mo.us.