Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Make a Birthday Card for Mudgy & Millie!

COEUR d’ALENE – Mudgy the Moose and Millie the Mouse are almost one year older and area children are invited to join in the celebration by creating birthday cards for Coeur d’Alene’s favorite pair of hide-and-seekers.

Kids can create a card, and bring to the Seagraves Children’s Library at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library – 702 E. Front Ave. – by Friday, Sept. 10. The cards will be displayed during the “Mudgy & Millie Birthday Party” on Sunday, Sept. 12, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Community Room.

The celebration will include a group read of “Mudgy and Millie” led by author Susan Nipp; an appearance of the characters, birthday cake, and singing “Happy Birthday.” Copies of the book and other “Mudgy & Millie” items will be for sale.

The book was created by Nipp, in part, to benefit the Library Foundation. All royalties from sales of the book and of related products go to the foundation. The book was illustrated by Charles Reasoner, the illustrations were the basis for five “Mudgy & Millie” statues created by local artist Terry Lee.

The bronzes are placed along the “Mudgy Trail” winding from the base of Tubbs Hill, through downtown Coeur d’Alene and City Park, and ending at the lakefront. The statues and informational signs depict scene from the hide-and-seek game described in Nipp’s book.

Anyone who needs accommodation to participate in a library program is asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208/769-2315. For more information about the birthday party, contact the Library Foundation at 208/769-2380. More news and information about the library is available online at cdalibrary.org. News about the library and other city departments is also available on the City of Coeur d’Alene news blog: cdacity.blogspot.com.

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