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Author Annie Barrows Packs the House

The popular children's author spoke at at the Belmont Library Thursday night as part of School-Forces Reading Power Read-a-Thon.

[Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Ulla Foehr, School-Force Event Communications volunteer and parent of three at Central Elementary. If you have a school or community event you'd like to share with Patch readers, email the editor at joan.dentler@patch.com.]

Over 200 local kids and parents flocked to the Belmont Library Thursday night to see "Ivy & Bean" author Annie Barrows, for a special author evening to celebrate School-Force's Reading Power Read-a-thon!  

Barrows delighted her audience by reading from Book 9 of the "Ivy & Bean" series, "Ivy & Bean Make the Rules", and later charmed them with tales of mischief and whimsy - her own, and those of her characters!  Barrows also shared the Ivy & Bean Museum, a collection of items straight out of Ivy and Bean's many adventures, playfully testing her readers' memories and Ivy & Bean scholarship.  

Barrows stayed and signed books and posters for her eager fans until almost 10:00pm.  Thanks to all who attended.

Support the love of reading at our public schools by donating to School-Force, The Belmont-Redwood Shores Public Schools Foundation, at www.schoolforce.org/donate.

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