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Friday, November 15, 2019
Chris Biehl reads the book “Nebraska,” to son, Kodiak, in anticipation of the dads and doughnuts story time June 15 at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCH Chris Biehl reads the book “Nebraska,” to son, Kodiak, in anticipation of the dads and doughnuts story time June 15 at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCH
Gurbinder Singh waits with daughter, Mya Kaur, for story time to begin at Parkland Community Library’s dads and doughnuts program. Gurbinder Singh waits with daughter, Mya Kaur, for story time to begin at Parkland Community Library’s dads and doughnuts program.
Dads and their children sit on the floor of the library listening to Parkland Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes read “Mr. Panda” and his adventures with doughnuts. Dads and their children sit on the floor of the library listening to Parkland Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes read “Mr. Panda” and his adventures with doughnuts.
Ashley Close eats the doughnut she decorated while her father, Darryl, watches. Ashley Close eats the doughnut she decorated while her father, Darryl, watches.
Riley, Logan, Dad Steven and Elliot enjoy the doughnuts they decorated at the Parkland Library dads and doughnuts story time. Riley, Logan, Dad Steven and Elliot enjoy the doughnuts they decorated at the Parkland Library dads and doughnuts story time.

Doughnuts and stories bring dads to library

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Anita Hirsch Special to The Press in Local News

In anticipation of Father’s Day, Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, offered a dads and doughnuts program June 15, with story time for youngsters and the doughy delicacies for all.

All the children were looking forward to taking their fathers to the library to hear stories about doughnuts and then to actually eat doughnuts.

Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes first read three books about doughnuts, “Please Mr. Panda,” by Steve Antony; “The Hole Story of the Doughnut,” by Pat Miller; and then “If You Give a Dog a Donut,” by Laura Numeroff.

Between the second and third story, there was a short exercise session, and then Hoimes brought out the baked treats. Tables were set up and everyone received a plate and doughnut. Then, whoever wanted to ice their doughnut received a small cup with either vanilla or chocolate icing.

And, to top it off, multicolored sprinkles were passed around.

The best part for all, however, was eating the doughnuts.