Oscoda County Library program celebrates Mardi Gras

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The Oscoda County Library had its second Prime Time reading night Feb. 28 with a Marti Gras theme.
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Makena Schwartz enjoys some of the Mardi Gras themed food, including jambalaya and donuts to celebrate the holiday.
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Griffin King has a juice box, which was provided by library along with the food.
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Zeplin Schwartz poses for a picture with his beads.
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Story teller Jodee Money reads A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams.
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Destiny Bellow reads along with Margo Bellow.
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Levi Weaver watches intently during the reading.
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Kids were given beads for participating in the discussion following the reading.
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Trenten Weaver raises his hand to take part in the discussion.
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Raichel Yoder, left, gets some beads for contributing to the discussion while Brooklyn Yoder looks on.
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Library director Amy Knepp draws the winning name for a Mardi Gras themed gift basket.
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Nikkita Weaver tries on a jester hat from the Mardi Gras basket she won.
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The kids and parents from the Prime Time reading program pose for a picture at the end of the night.

MIO — The Oscoda County Library hosted its second Prime Time Reading event, which had a Mardi Gras theme, Feb. 28.

The free program works to get kids interested in reading and to promote discussions about books. This week’s theme was Mardi Gras since the event fell on Fat Tuesday. Story teller Jodee Money read Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. Following the reading, kids and parents discussed the story with Money. Each time the attendees got involved in the discussion they were awarded beads. Free jambalaya, donuts and beverages were offered at the event.

Prime Time Reading is a six-week program through the Michigan Humanities Council. The library was awarded a three-year grant to host the program. This is the second year the library has featured the event, which kicked off Feb. 14.


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