120th Noyes Library Birthday Party

Everyone is invited to come celebrate 120 years of Kensington’s Noyes Library for Young Children on Saturday, October 12, 2013.120bday The event kicks off in front of Noyes Library with a medal ceremony, followed by a children’s parade that concludes with a birthday bash at Town Hall. So, grab your favorite character costume for your child and come celebrate books! This is a free event and a wonderful way to support our beloved Noyes Library. The day begins at Noyes Library for Young Children (10237 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD) at 9:45AM with a medal ceremony for all readers who completed a 120 book reading log. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Director of Montgomery County Libraries Parker Hamilton will distribute the medals.  At 10:30AM, a storybook parade will kick off from the library to Kensington Town Hall (3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD). The parade will feature costumed characters (including Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, Thing 2, Fancy Nancy, and a Big Red Dog), children dressed as their favorite characters, a fire truck, dignitaries, and authors Mary Quattlebaum, (www.maryquattlebaum.com/Mary_Quattlebaum/Books.html), Laura Krause Melmed (www.laurakraussmelmed.com), and Debbie Levy (www.debbielevybooks.com). The birthday party at Kensington Town Hall begins at 10:45AM with a cake, a magic show by Mike Perello, treats for sale, and children’s authors selling their books. Families are encouraged to bring a book to donate to those in need. Events will wrap up atnoon. In case of inclement weather, all events will be held at Kensington Town Hall. Tell us you’re coming by heading over to our Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/736262649724543/. For more info, visit www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org.