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2/18/2014 - Feb 25 - Henry's Freedom Box at County Library

Cumberland County Library Children’s Program

Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 pm Mrs. Melody is going to be reading Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine. The story follows a young man’s life in slavery and his clever escape to freedom. After the story, the children are going to work together to make a quilt using construction paper. Mrs. Melody is going to explain that some quilts used to be sewn with secret messages for slaves. Each child will receive small squares to draw on or color. They will all trade with each other to make their quilts. Following the story and craft, Mrs. Melody will give the children an opportunity to win prizes!


Cumberland County Library is located at 800 E. Commerce St. (Route 49), Bridgeton, NJ.  Call 856-453-2210 ext. 101 for further information.