Yarrr be feelin’ the winter blues?
Good thing the Poynette Area Public Library’s Winter Carnival is packed with free merriment for both young and old rabble-rousers.
The pirate-themed event runs Saturday, Feb. 4, from 1-4 p.m. It features games including ring toss and nerf target, as well as face-painting and temporary tattoos that will rival those of swindling pirates.
There will be a bouncy house, sponsored by the Friends of the Poynette Area Public Library.
Tickets from the games can be used in raffles for something akin to a pirate’s booty – special prizes that will be drawn after the carnival.
“It’s family fun and everyone’s invited,” said Library Director Lindsey Ganz.
Last year’s farm-themed carnival drew close to 300 people. Along with the winter reading program, it’s a way to take a fun break in the dead of winter.
“Kids are cooped up and looking to get some of that energy out,” Ganz said. “…Parents have a chance to get out with other parents.”
Of course, truly swashbuckling events need a core of volunteers, and Ganz said the library is accepting sign-ups at the front desk for set-up, take-down and running games.