Akron library’s summer reading finale features magic, books and kids

Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:00 am

The Akron Public Library presents the summer program grand finale with Magician Cletus Henke on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.

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Magician Cletus Henke will be pulling some tricks during a one-time magic performance at the Akron Public Library on Tuesday, July 23. Space is limited so preregistration for attendance is required.

The Akron Library has been pleased to have this magician perform many times over the years.

Cletus lives on the family farmstead west of Cherokee where he has lived his entire life. His interest in magic started about 1950.

Cletus is now 86 years young and has been honored with the title of Master Magician for 60 years. He was so honored for this feat of prestidigitation in Dallas, Texas, last summer at the annual convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Call or stop at the Akron Public Library to sign up to see this great performer, which is sponsored by Peoples Bank of Akron. Preregistration is required.

Also check out the wonderful selection of new children’s books. These fit the summer theme of “Dig Into Reading” and they were purchased with a summer reading donation from the Security National Bank of Akron.

The children did a great job participating in the summer reading program and coming to the Akron Library for story times and just visiting the library on hot summer days.

We’ve had fun and excitement every day. Stories were read, children performed in act-out productions, they enjoyed a new summer song and dance, and the kids even learned a little along the way.

The librarians will continue with a reading contest and will be awarding tickets to the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus that is coming to town Aug. 21.

Stop and see what you need to do to win while reading library books.

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