Travel theme includes ‘zoo,’ bicycle trek program at library

GENOA – Genoa Public Library concludes its “Have Book Will Travel” summer reading program on Friday, July 26, with an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. The travel theme will end with a “trip to the zoo,” as a petting zoo will set up in the library’s side lot, where children can pet and feed goats, sheep, a miniature donkey, a llama and more.

Inside the library, guests will be able to participate in crafts, games and travel trivia. Summer reading participants are encouraged to bring their stamped “passports” to the party. The number of stamps earned throughout the summer will determine the amount of credits each reader can apply toward selecting prizes. Complimentary refreshments will also be served.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, the library will extend its summer travel theme with an engaging presentation by retired employee Jim Kline. Eleven years ago he embarked on a 78-day, 3,000-mile journey by bicycle from Everett, Wash. to Sharpsburg, Md. Kline will discuss the trek, share images and anecdotes, and answer the burning question: which is more expensive, a three-month bike ride or an overnight stay at a casino?

For more information, call 815-784-2627 or find the library on Facebook.

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