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Ronald McDonald big hit at JHG Memorial Library Tuesday morning

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By Ed Waggener

Over 100 people were entertained by Ronald McDonald, Thursday morning, June 28, 2005, on the lawn behind the Janice Holt Giles Memorial Library.

Parents and children filled the chairs were lined up on the sloping lawn, which makes a natural amphitheatre, and there were many more people standing.

Ronald McDonald was promoting reading through magic and humor, and the kids loved it, almost as much as the adults.

There was spillover parking from the event into Tommy Phelps' parking lot, with Bill Bailey's "Book Mo'Bill" and about a dozen cars there.

The event will mark the wind up of the Summer Reading Program at the library.

The event was sponsored by the McDonald's Corporation. "We try to get Ronald McDonald here as often as we can. The last time he was here was two years ago," Library Director Lee Ann Jessee said.

Mrs. Jessee said that, while the event marks the end of the Summer Reading Program, the Regular Story Hour goes on all year. It's every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., and is for all ages. "But," she noted, "in the school year we gear it mostly to pre-schoolers."

The director noted at the back lawn is used for other outdoor occasions. "We hold our Haunted Halloween program there," she said.

On July 18, 2005, the library will have a movie night at 5:30 p.m. "We're hoping to show Shreck II," she said.

The Janice Holt Giles Memorial Library
(Adair County Public Library)
307 Greensburg St.
Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-2472
Hours: M 8-6; T-F, 8:4:30; Sat. 8-12
Lee Ann Jessee, Director; Jewell Kimbler, Assistant Director; Lisa Burton, Children's Librarian; Ernestine Bennett, Genealogy Director; and Bill Bailey, Bookmobile Librarian.
J.D. Zornes is chairman of the library board which also includes members Tammy Humphress, Bonnie Rodgers, Mary Knight, and Bobbie Coomer.

The board meets each second Monday at the library, at 12:05 noon.

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Magic at JHG Library

2005-06-28 - Columbia, KY - Photo Ed Waggener. Ronald McDonald performed a magic trick to the delight the 100+audience assembled on the lawn at the Janice Holt Giles Memorial Library, Tuesday morning, June 28, 2005.
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Ronald McDonald at JHGML second time in two years

2005-06-28 - Columbia, KY - Photo Ed Waggener. Ronald McDonald kept kids of all ages laughing, but his message was serious: Read. The famous mascot was at the Janice Holt Giles Library for the second time in two years.
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