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Nick Bruel Author Visit a Success!

Nick Bruel
Thank You, Nick Bruel!

About 800 children and adults enjoyed meeting “Bad Kitty” Author Nick Bruel on July 30!

Kids who read for 30 hours received a very special treat. They were invited to attend the Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash to meet Nick Bruel, author of the "Bad Kitty" books. This special breakfast bash, catered by Kravitz Deli, was a chance for kids to meet, share breakfast with Nick, learn how he comes up with story ideas, and how to draw Bad Kitty. Two events open to the public were held at Austintown Library and Boardman Library later that day.

Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing, Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath and Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, among others.


What Did Parents Have to Say?

“It was awesome!”

“It was a wonderful incentive to get my reluctant reader to read!”

“The program was beyond exceptional! It exceeded all expectations. Thank you so very much for a wonderful time.”

“My son sometimes locks-in to video games. Library time and incentives encourage him to become a lifelong reader and supporter of (all) the county libraries.”

“Thank you so much! It was super and motivating for my child!”

“My daughter felt it was so special for her to meet the author.”

“It was great! We loved it! Gracias! Merci! Danke Grazie!”

“Thank you for arranging for the children to meet an author – great experience.”

“…Children can meet a famous author and be inspired to write and draw.”

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Thank you to Kravitz Delicatessen for the wonderful breakfast and to all of our
Summer Reading sponsors:

Bad Kitty Thanks the Library’s Generous Summer Reading Sponsors
Summer Reading Club Sponsors - Children

Scrappers - Ticket
Dairy Queen - Ice Cream Cone
Camelot Lanes - Bowling Game
Ruth Bowers Childrens Program Fund
Friends of PLYMC, Austintown, Boardman, and Poland
Oh Wow Childrens Museum - Passes to Museum
Rotary Clubs of Boardman, Poland, Austintown,
Canfield and Youngstown
Skate Zone - Activity Passes
Youngstown Playhouse

Summer Reading Club Sponsors - Teen
Scrappers - Ticket
Camelot Lanes - Bowling Game
Skate Zone
Friends of PLYMC, Austintown, Boardman, and Poland
YSU Football tickets 16 - 4 packs

Grants for Children and Teens
Dollar General Grant
Sam’s Club
Walmart of Austintown, Boardman, and Poland
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

Adult Summer Reading
Youngstown Symphony Orchestra - 16 - 2 packs