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Gobble Gobble for Hindi’s Libraries


On Sunday, Nov. 17, Hindi’s Libraries hosted its first annual Gobble Gobble Book Fest at Make It Too in Cedarhurst.

The pre-Thanksgiving event, a fundraiser for the nonprofit, focused on the power of literacy and the importance of gratitude. Guests had the opportunity to be a part of the Hindi’s Libraries donation process by sorting through donated books (some they brought to the event themselves), labeling them with the organization’s’ dedication label, and creating beautiful care packages that will be delivered over the holiday weekend.

The event’s also included interactive story-time by two children’s authors. Glen Kinnaird, author of Tony the Theatre Dog: Puttin’ on a Show, brought along his friend Tony, the adorable dog who was the subject of the book. Anthony Tucker, author of Tied In, was joined by two ballet dancers who accompanied the author’s reading with a beautiful dance to Elton John’s Tiny Dancer. Children also enjoyed hands-on activities including arts and crafts stations, candle making, cupcake decorating and musical chairs.

Event sponsors included the Hoffman Family at Make it Too for providing the venue and candle making/cookie decorating activities, Azamra Entertainment and Events for providing the music, Jerry Meyer Studio & Mrs. Ilanit Oknin for supplying the photographers, Shelley Wapniak for providing face painting services as well as two beautiful art pieces created for Hindi’s Libraries, Blue Door Books for overseeing the Gratitude Gift Packaging Station, Connection to Creativity for coordinating various aspects of the day, and Yitzchok Moully for providing a custom painting created for the organization.

This event was a tremendous success because people who cared came together to do good.

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