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Library celebrates summer with cupcakes

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By Daniel Curtin
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The only thing better than eating a cupcake is decorating it with just the right amount of frosting and sprinkles.

Last Thursday, kids at the Dover Library made their own perfect cupcakes. The warm summer day brought a crowd of parents, guardians and children to take part in the family-friendly event. The cupcake decorating was part of the summer reading program, and it that showed kids that the library has more to offer than just books.

It got a little messy, but as long as the kids were having fun, it was all worth it. Photos by Daniel Curtin

It got a little messy, but as long as the kids were having fun, it was all worth it. Photos by Daniel Curtin

Librarians had different stations set up where kids could decorate the vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

Head of Children Services Nancy Tegeler enjoys being able to offer local children fun ways to spend their summer. “This is part of our summer reading program. We do different arts and crafts and science activities to encourage kids to come to the library to check out books and keep reading all summer,” Tegeler said.

“The kids wanted to have some cupcakes,” said Jannik Schlageter, who frequents the Dover Library. “I’m from Germany and we usually don’t have libraries that have those different kind of activities.”

Constanta Hernandez took her babysitting charges, Amelia (7) and Isabella (4), to the library for the fun. “We came here for the activity because they always enjoy doing different stuff … It’s pretty good [afternoon] to share with people,” Hernandez said.

After the youths were finished decorating their cupcakes, they sat down and savored their tasty masterpieces.

To check out the different programming offered at the Dover Library, visit http://dovertownlibrary.org.

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