Great Start to the Summer with the Summer Reading Launch Party!

posted Jul 1, 2015, 10:35 AM by Randall Stow

The Randall Library is a fun place in the summer and this summer is no exception. So far we started off with a bang on June 18th with our “Summer Reading Launch Party” out on the town green in front of the library. Thanks to Kids-a-Lot (of Stow) we were able to have Jenny the Juggler to entertain young and old alike. Thanks to help and volunteers from Hobbyland of Stow, Melissa Rollins doing fantastic face painting, Laurie Burton of Serendipity of Hudson doing beading activities, Roll On America with games, hula hoops and go-carts (as well as bringing along the special guest star Mike Wazowski from Monster’s Inc) and Kay Hammerson from Muttigrees the town green was alive with tables and special activities. We had our traditional bouncy house provided with funding from the Randall Library Friends Organization, DCU Kids and the Stow Cultural Council. We received a balloon sculpture “book worm” (which is still in the library) provided by PennyLu Designs of Stow who also provided the balloon topiaries out on the library steps. And Fran Flynn the magician was on hand to make balloon sculptures and balloon animals for anyone who asked. The girl scouts provided a “story walk” and helped to oversee the event and Nell Valle and Max Sharin help out as volunteers to oversee the bouncy house. Everyone did a great job! We had more than 100 sign-ups for the summer reading programs just on that one day alone!