The Eagle Bend Public Library held its annual 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration on Sept. 25.
Robert the Magician entertained everyone with a performance of Bug, Bugs, Bugs. He did various magic tricks including making a dove appear from a scarf. We had eight participants reach the 1000 books mark and six of them are now in kindergarten.
We had our youngest participant to reach 1000 books, Beau Harren age 2 1/2 of Eagle Bend.
The Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library served refreshments and handed out prizes. Our performer, Robert the Magician, was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage funds.