The Marine Library recently installed a historical marker on the building, noting that it is on the National Register of Historic Places by the United State Department of the Interior. The library was able to acquire the marker when it receive donation from the Roy Anderson Law Firm of Marine for the purpose of purchasing the bronze marker. The remainder of the funds came from fundraisers that have been held throughout the year.
On April 26, the Marine Library Board honored Marine students who submitted entries for the Young Author’s program. The students read their stories to the audience, received a prize for participating in the Young Author’s program, and were treated to refreshments. Participants included Rock O’Toole, Brock O’Toole, Meggie O’Toole, Devin Maedge, Aubrey McKinney, Emma DeLong, and Olivia Keiser.
Local author reads to children
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In keeping with Children’s Book Week, May 2-6, the library hosted a story hour for the children from Windmill Pre-School. Jennifer Hobbs Zahn read to children and entertained them with guitar music and participation songs that told a story.
Zahn recently published her first children’s book entitled That Old Barn, about a barn that stood east of Marine. On June 4, the Library Board will hold a book signing for Zahn at the library from 1 until 3 p.m.
Zahn is a retired Triad elementary teacher, who taught second grade at Marine Elementary and was in charge of the Tier program. She makes her home in Marine. Her former students will remember her as Mrs. Hobbs.
Library Board meeting
At the May 3 Library Board meeting, members discussed plans for their annual fundraiser. Once again, they will have a basket stand at the Marine Homecoming on June 24 and 25.
Other business included a thank-you to John Molitor for attaching the historical sign to the building, grant projects, a scheduled book signing for Jennifer Hobbs Zahn, and the upcoming book sale, which will be held at the library on Friday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The library has a large selection of various books they are offering for sale.
Library Board president Sandee Kershner reported the Young Authors event was very successful, and Roberta Simmons shared thank-you notes that were received from some of the children.
The next Library Board meeting will be July 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marine Library. The public is invited.