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Photos by Fritz Rethage -- Posted July 17, 2003
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Giant Chair Graces
children with GIANT imaginations.
story of Jack and the Beanstalk comes to life in the Childrens
Room of the Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights this summer. Using the familiar
old story to spin out the 2003 statewide theme of Read and Grow @ Your
Library, the Childrens Room is decorated as the Giants Castle complete
with stone arches, a drawbridge gate, the goose that laid the golden egg, and
a nine footyes, nine foot!giant kitchen chair which children enjoy climbing
Hasbrouck Heights resident Steve Turi donated his time, talent and materials to make the
Children visit The Library every week to add to the list of books they have read so far
this summer. For every book they read, they get a leaf to decorate, and add to the
beanstalk, which has circled the Childrens Room, and is threatening to invade the
In addition, for each 3 books read, children get a magic bean which they can
use to buy small toys in the Ogres Emporium. Nine books read gets
them extra credit on their reading grade in the fall and an ice cream sundae at the
Hasbrouck Heights IHOP. Twenty-one books read gets them all that plus a prize.
Bring your children to The Library to visit the big chair, or just come yourself to share