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Children throw spaghetti at Whitestone librarian in the name of literacy – QNS.com

Children throw spaghetti at Whitestone librarian in the name of literacy

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

For a moment, Susan Scatena became the meatball in a tangle of spaghetti on Friday.

Scatena is a children’s librarian for the Queens Library in Whitestone and every year she performs some kind of stunt if her young readers finish a certain number of books. It’s part of an effort to increase readership over the summer. This year, children in Whitestone read 6,300 books. Last year, Scatena read to an alligator after they surpassed their goal.

Children chanted “sit in it” in unison as Scatena filled an inflatable pool with spaghetti and sauce. Once she sat in it, they threw spaghetti on her that their parents brought with them.

“OK kids, that’s enough,” she said after everyone had expended their spaghetti supply. “Come back next year.”

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