By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Public Library kicked off its 2019 Summer Reading program with a Family Fun Night Monday evening. It was an event that certainly lived up to the name.
The festivities were held behind the library and in the area of the park. As far as the eye could see were activities that delighted children and adults alike.
There was live music by Eric Watters, library staff handing out boxed dinners to attendees, laser tag, video games, and even Kona Ice.
Library Director Emily Tish was on hand enjoying the evening with a multitude of happy patrons.
“This is the biggest event we’ve ever done out here,” said Tish. “We’re kinda learning as we go, but it has been super great.”
One of the messages the library is hoping to impart to the Trussville community is that summer reading programs aren’t just for kids anymore.
“We try to do something for all ages,” said Tish. “We want to get the point across (that) it is for all ages. We’ve got adult programs, teen (programs), as well as (programs for) all those children.”
One of the favorite stations for parents and kids was the petting zoo. Festival-goers were delighted to spend some time with sheep, goats, miniature zeboo, Chinese silkies, kune kune pigs and even a baby llama.
All during the fun, library workers were signing up adults, kids and teens for the summer reading program.