PUPPETS AND PIRATES: Library summer reading program continues with weekly events

Captain Dread Pirate Roberts, also known as Travis Hughey, 8, of Manistee, selects books at the Onekama Library Tuesday after playing pirate games. (David Navadeh/Manistee News Advocate)

Participants can choose: performing with puppets or playing with pirates. This week, the Manistee County Libraries continue the children’s summer reading program with Puppet Workshop and Pirate Plunder.

At the Onekama branch Tuesday, kids made eye patches, went on a treasure hunt through the bookshelves and “swabbed the deck” by pushing a SpongeBob Squarepants ball with a feather duster.

“I love the summer reading program,” said Nathan Brown, 6, of Bear Lake. “You get to have fun and see friends after school is out.”

Others just like libraries.

“It’s really fun to come to the library when there’s nothing else to do, because I love reading,” said Mairin McCarthy, 9, of Onekama.

Cheryl Showalter, 8, of Bear Lake, tosses hoops during a game Tuesday at the Onekama Library.

Pirate Plunder came to the Wellston branch later Tuesday afternoon, and will repeat in Kaleva and Manistee today and at Arcadia and Bear Lake on Thursday.

This week’s other program, Puppet Workshop, has children creating their own puppets and watching a show by Adventureland Puppets. It is scheduled for Bear Lake and Onekama today and Wellston and Kaleva on Thursday.

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Posted by Michelle Graves

Michelle is the managing editor of the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3106 or mgraves@pioneergroup.com.

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