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‘Stacks with snacks’ mini-golf concludes summer reading program at CC Library

  • The Charles City Public Library held a "stacks with snacks" mini-golf event as part of the summer reading program on Tuesday night. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Aiden Morrison from Clarksville chip shots a golf ball on the final hole of "stacks with snacks" mini-golf held at the Charles City Public Library on Tuesday evening. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

By Kelly Terpstra,

Area teens attended the final summer reading program event scheduled for the season at the Charles City Public Library on Tuesday evening.

That meant tasty root beer floats and a friendly game of spoons played to christen the moment.

Everyone made sure to get some golf in before the final sendoff as well just for good measure.

Library Youth Director Stacey Leerhoff helped lead a game of mini-golf in the “stacks with snacks” as part of the teen portion of the summer reading program. Ten to 12 teens showed up to navigate their way through obstacle courses that were set up in the shelved area that stores thousands of books in the library.

Leerhoff and former Youth Director Dana Schwickerath, along with library Director Annette Dean, spent about three hours in the afternoon prior to the 8 p.m. tee-time constructing the innovative 11-hole course.

“I tried to make them hard. I didn’t give them scoresheets,” laughed Leerhoff.

Leerhoff said she plans on holding the “stacks with snacks” golf game next year.

“I took very elaborate pictures so I could set it up again,” smiled Leerhoff.

Previous teen events held at the library were campfire yard games with S’mores in June and Game Night in July.

The teen events offered up by the library were just a portion of the libraries’ summer reading program.

All Wonderful Wednesdays held programs such as Bugs-O-Mania and Eric Michaels the Magician. There was also a special visit from Iowa Public Television celebrity Dan Wardell, who taught kids in attendance fun ways to read and learn new things.

There were craft projects conducted on Tuesdays at the library all summer and other programs for families that involved reading as well as other fun-filled activities.