POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Borough Library offered a mystical time to students of the area with Unicorn and Dragon Day, which is this year’s summer reading program theme.
Over 200 adventurers crowded the library last Friday as the staff and the Friends of the Library, who sponsored this event, worked to offer a magical start to the summer reading initiative.
Offered at the event was face-painting, with options from unicorns and dragons to swords and knights; balloon art featuring miniature unicorns and swords; arts and crafts, where children got to color or draw their own unicorn masks, pendants or shields; games such as feeding the dragon bean-bag toss; and, of course, reading.
With unicorn hoof-prints on the ground leading children and their families to all the stations in the library, there was no shortage of magic or wonder from the library and its staff.
Cindy Fragale, children’s librarian, said, “What we really wanted to do was get kids excited about reading for the summer.”
Ms. Fragale had the idea for Unicorn and Dragon Day ever since Covid hit, but was unable to hold such an event until now. “It just simmered there and simmered there, and then when everything got lifted, I feel like this just had the greatest appeal to everyone, because who doesn’t like unicorns and dragons?”
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