On Tuesday morning, 75 children, along with parents and caretakers, visited the Coventry Public Library to spend an hour with everyone's favorite clown - Ronald McDonald.
The hour-long "Ronald McDonald Show" was sponsored by local franchise owner Joe Napoli and was held in the Town Council Chambers across the hall from the library. It was hosted by CPL as part of its summer reading program "Dream Big, Read!"
Ronald, with the help of his assistant Tim, demonstrated to the children all of the unique skills and knowledge that can be absorbed just by taking a trip to the local library.
He showed off his juggling skills and explained to the audience that he had learned how to master the art by borrowing a book from his library. He also told the children how they could learn how to play different games and sports as well as learn to read, play or write music by studying instructional books.
Ronald played a matching game with the children and also performed several magic tricks involving a treasure map that eventually led to what he called the greatest treasure of all - the public library.
"Reading is important - especially your summer reading," he said. "The library is filled with treasures, and don't forget that reading is magical."
Ronald then handed out "Fun Times" activity magazines to each child and posed for pictures.