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Event Series Event Series: Summer Storytime in the Park

SPECIAL GUEST AUTHOR Summer Storytime in the Park

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am CDT

CHILDREN (PreK, Birth to 4 years)

Come out to Chapin Park to hear local author Terri Clemmons read her children’s book Mara Hears in Style. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! This is a drop-In event, registration is not required.


About Mara Hears in Style

By Terri Clemmons
Illustrated by Lucy Rogers

Mara takes on the world with her flashy purple hearing aids and sassy, hot pink earmolds.

Mara’s first day at her new school is filled with ups and downs surrounding her hearing aids: her teacher doesn’t remember to turn on her microphone, the lunchroom is too chaotic for lip-reading, and she keeps reading the same question over and over on her classmates’ lips: “What’s in her ears?” After a morning spent navigating these challenges, Mara makes a connection on the playground and finds that her hearing aid superpowers are perfect for making new friends.

Accessible and engaging, Mara Hears in Style will encourage readers to respect hearing differences and inspire kids who worry about making new friends. The book is filled with American Sign Language depictions–including a full alphabet spread–so readers can sign alongside Mara as they discover new ways to bridge communication gaps in their own communities.

To learn more about Terri Clemmons, visit her website https://terriclemmons.com/


Chapin Park is located at the corner of Chapin Street and Wauponsee Street (222 W. Chapin Street)

Special Notes

Weather Permitting

Outdoor programs may be canceled in case of rain or other unfavorable conditions. Check our social media for weather-related updates. If possible, we will move indoors to the library.

Bring your grownup

This program is designed for children and their grownups. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. An adult must remain with the child during story time.


June 12
10:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
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Chapin Park
216 W Benton St.
Morris, IL 60450 United States
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