Ronald McDonald loves to read and he shared the magic of libraries, books, and reading when he visited the Norma Anders Public Library on Wednesday, July 24. Ronald McDonald presented his "McDig'n It" program to fifty-five children, parents, and grandparents in the library learning center. The program included magical segments on gardening, dinosaurs, and building wishes.
The "McDig'n It" program is paid for by a local McDonald's restaurant and builds children's desire to read. The program uses curiosity, action, and reading which are the building blocks for good learners.
The kids and adults giggled as Ronald McDonald engaged them in one magic trick after another. One lucky girl, Madison Martin, got picked to assist Ronald with part of his magic show by using a prop to blow out a birthday candle from several feet away. At the conclusion of the program, Ronald McDonald posed for photo opportunities with children and parents that wanted to get a picture.
Ronald McDonald poses with some of the summer story hour kids and children’s librarian, Rachelle Frost, at the July 24 Anders Library visit.
Summer story hour for children preschool through fifth grades concluded with summer reading prizes and a lunch of hot dogs, chips, cookies and lemonade immediately following Ronald's show. The cookies were donated by Nancy's Cafe & Confectionery and the hot dog buns were donated by Terry's Food Center. The remainder of the meal was purchased with grant funds provided by the Dysart Community Foundation.