Crenshaw kids enjoy books, Bunny Brunch

Published 10:41 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The Luverne Public Library offers books, programs, and events for all ages and on Saturday, even the youngest patrons found something to enjoy at the library’s Brunch With the Easter Bunny.

Area children came out for the free event despite the rain Saturday. Once there, they met a furry friend, the Easter Bunny, and took pictures with the mythical rabbit which, according to folklore, delivers colorful eggs and candy to children on Easter morning.

Caroline Hughes visited the Easter Bunny and the library for the first time on Saturday. Her mom Jamelyn said Caroline enjoyed the event, especially the opportunity to explore the kid friendly space while making new friends.

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“She absolutely loved seeing new children and playing with them,” Hughes said. “She was surprisingly intrigued by the Easter Bunny and I was overjoyed to see it. She showed us a new skill – she has learned to hop like a bunny!”

Lee and Chelly Vardaro Chelly brought their daughter Kallie to meet the Easter Bunny for the second time on Saturday.

“Last year she didn’t like him,” Chelly Vardaro said. “We’re going to try again this year and see if it goes better.”

Kallie did feel more comfortable near the bunny and sat in her dad’s lap while Mom snapped a photo of Kallie’s visit with her new furry friend.

According to Kathryn Tomlin, the library’s director, library staff have hosted the brunch every year for many years, every except 2020 when the event was paused for Covid-19 gathering restrictions. This year a few Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors helped with the event.

“They’re part of the Chamber Ambassadors,” Tomlin said. “The young man greeting guests at the door, the young lady passing out Easter eggs, and the Easter Bunny are triplets and Chamber Ambassadors.”

The Herring triplets – Austin, Abbie, and Andrew –  who are Highland Home School students, assisted with the library’s Bunny Brunch. 

Amanda Martin brought her daughter Layton to meet the Easter Bunny at the brunch. Martin said her family enjoys visiting the facility’s other events too.

“We came to see the Easter Bunny today,” Martin said. “They come out to some of the other big events and sometimes we come to the weekly events as well.”

Along with special events like the Bunny Brunch, the library hosts weekly events for all ages. To learn more about what the library has to offer, call (334) 335-5326.