Summer Reading Travels – Hancock County, Mississippi, June 18, 2009


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6-18-09 Performing "The Princess Pat" at the Hancock County Public Library, Kiln Branch in Mississippi

6-18-09 Performing "The Princess Pat" at the Hancock County Public Library, Kiln Branch in Mississippi

Friends:

On Thursday, June 18, 2009, Eliana and I headed to Mississippi. We had a summer reading show at the Kiln Branch Library in Hancock County.

As soon as we arrived, the library staff was ready for us, helping us unload and set up. They were soooo sweet! Thank you to Sandra, Bob, Joel, Victoria, and all the staff at the Kiln branch library for all your help.

We had a big crowd (over 100) with a large group that came in from the local YMCA. What fun.

6-18-09 Performing "How Funky is Your Chicken" at the Kiln Branch Library in Hancock County, Mississippi

6-18-09 Performing "How Funky is Your Chicken" at the Kiln Branch Library in Hancock County, Mississippi

After my show, I signed a bunch of books and took a tour of the beautiful library. The children’s section was gorgeous, with a house front porch on the wall. I am so bummed because forgot to take a picture! Everyone at the library was so friendly and the staff extended their warm Southern hospitality. They sent us home with peach upside-down cake! Yum! Thank you so much, Sandra Ladner!

A special thank you to Jamie Elston, who brought me to Hancock County Public Libraries. I’ve known Jamie for years. She worked at the West Bank Regional Library in Harvey, Louisiana where I got my start as a storyteller, as a volunteer 13 years ago! I’ve definitely grown since then!

6-18-09 Jamie Elston with children being creative @ the Kiln Library

6-18-09 Jamie Elston with children being creative @ the Kiln Library

After our shows, Eliana and I stopped at the Sno Palace for some amazing snow balls. That sure hit the spot in midst of the summer heat!

See you down the road! Until next time…

Warmly, Dianne