Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week

Monday, March 30, 2009

Hobby Day Huge Success

More than 800 people came to the Amherst Public Library last Saturday to see the variety of displays set up for the library's second annual Hobby Day. Alpacas, girl scouts, rubber stamping, artists, collectors and clubs all took part with exhibits.

This year the event filled the library and spilled out onto the lawn where four baby alpaca's from Sunset Farm in Vermilion visited with kids. "This was the first time the babies have been away from the farm," explained MarLynn Boehnlein. "We are heading to a three day event in Columbus later this spring and being here at the library will help with the babies getting used to being out in public."

Ron Price, a local magician and escape artist, entertained people and even taught kids a few tricks they could do at home with objects anyone has around the house. "Learning a magic trick you can show your friends is a great self esteem booster for kids," said Ron who has been featured at the Lorain Rose Garden Cafe along with other magic venues across Ohio. The library is looking forward to having Ron present a magic workshop as part of this year's summer reading program.

The youngest participant was Mitch Sebok, an avid flint collector, who brought a great display of rocks as well as photos from different sites and a rock tumbler. Mitch even offered free rocks to those kids looking to kick off their own collection.

Staff members even got involved and put up displays at their desks showcasing their hobby. It was great seeing all the different things people in our community were involved in and activities available in our area.

And remember, using the library is everyone's hobby. Stop by and check out books, magazines, movies, CDs or just sit and relax.
We're saving a chair for you.

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