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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.
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