The Hannibal Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Program officially kicked off with a party Wednesday afternoon in Central Park.

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.


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