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Wilton Library To Honor Readers At Medieval Faire

WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton Library will celebrate reading Wednesday in a very old-fashioned way — a medieval way.

The Wilton Library will be decorated as a castle for the Medieval Summer Knights Faire, the conclusion of the library’s summer reading program. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m.

The celebration will recognize children who read 40 picture books or 4,000 pages over the summer, said Andrea Falkner, head of the children’s library. Each reader will be “knighted” and given a certificate in a scroll to highlight the achievement. The library usually sponsors the reading program to encourage a love of reading and learning that will serve students well when the school year starts.

“We have 64 kids in town who have completed the quest,” Falkner said. “We anticipated 25. To have 64 knighted, we are thrilled.”

The program will also include games, raffles, a juggler and jester, and face painting. The Wilton Fencing Academy will hold a demonstration, and the Wilton Dance Studio will perform medieval dancing. The library carried the medieval theme all summer, showing medieval movies on Fridays and bringing in musicians and storytellers to talk about life in medieval times.

Admission to the faire is $5 per person, free for children 5 years old and younger. For information, visit the library’s website or call 203-762-3950, Ext. 217. 

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