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By Tim Karan
Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, 2:56 a.m.
 

Saturday will be an extraordinary day at the Carnegie Library of Homestead, fitting for a facility that's anything but ordinary.

Guests are invited from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the library's ninth annual community fair in front of the building along E. Tenth Avenue in Munhall or inside the shuffleboard room in the event of rain.

Rebecca DePoe, an Americorps member who helped to organize this weekend's free event, said the afternoon will be marked by activities like music, crafts, games and food courtesy of sponsors including the Salvation Army, Munhall police, the Munhall Volunteer Fire Bureau, Rivers of Steel and Citizens Bank.

“The reason we do this is to celebrate all the kids who worked so hard in our summer reading programs,” DePoe said. “It's also a good way to show that the Homestead area has a lot of services to offer and to get them all in one place. It's a great way to get everyone together before the end of summer to see everything this community has here.”

DePoe said each of the organizations will explain or demonstrate the services they provide amid a late-summer picnic atmosphere.

Kids will be able to have their faces painted and make necklaces and keychains while competing in events like sponge relay races and an Angry Birds toss. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, vegetables and water.

In addition, 12-year-old singer Gabby Barrett and local singer/songwriter Matt Tichon will provide entertainment throughout the day.

But to DePoe, a huge appeal of the fair is that it provides interested community members a valuable chance to see everything the Carnegie Library has to offer.

“It's such an underutilized resource,” she said. “It's not just a library, but a music hall and an athletic club, too. I think if more people knew about it, that would be beneficial for everyone.”

Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970.

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