What's going on? Summer reading season kicks off in Hannibal

Party in the Park
A youngster crawls through a tunnel in Central Park Wednesday afternoon during the Hannibal Free Public Library's Party in the Park. The event marked the start of the library's summer reading program.
Danny Henley
Courier-Post Reporter
Posted: May. 25, 2016 3:07 pm

The summer reading season officially began Wednesday afternoon in Hannibal’s Central Park where a Party in the Park took place.

The event was hosted by the staff of the Hannibal Free Public Library. The library, located at 200 S. Fifth, was closed during the party which ran from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to registering children and teens for the summer reading program, the Party in the Park also featured activities such as sidewalk drawing, blowing bubbles, an obstacle course, story time and face painting.

Hallie Yundt Silver, director of the library, estimated the event would attract between 150 and 200 youngsters.


Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .

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