Celebrating half a century of ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’

Kids craft beautiful butterflies during our 50th anniversary celebration of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

Kids craft beautiful butterflies during our 50th anniversary celebration of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar with an obstacle course and crafts last week at our library.

For half of a century, librarians (and families) have read along as a tiny caterpillar eats his way through a smorgasbord and transforms into a butterfly.

Kids reenacted the caterpillar’s journey with an obstacle course that wound through our Main Branch’s lawn.

Speaking of anniversaries, you can also join us for our 200th anniversary party at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, on the Main Branch lawn. Help make a community mosaic of Mentor with Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass.

Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will perform from 6 to 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy  a little bit of Jimmy Buffett. We will also have cake and contests. All are welcome and no registration is required for our party.

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