I know we have had great publicity on the library’s Facebook page and in the News-Banner about the family night Monday, June 24th, at the IMI Stone Quarry. One aspect of the evening that I feel needs a little extra emphasis, is the amazing hospitality that Joe Langel and all of his staff showed to all of the families who visited their facility.
They spruced up their pole building and loaded it with enormous equipment for the kids to explore. They hauled in a large flat screen TV so the kids could watch explosives being detonated and rock walls tumbling down. They lugged an 8,740 lb. rock up to the building so the kids could guess its weight and try to win a Pizza Hut gift certificate. They had delicious cookies and thirst quenching drinks available. The staff stayed until way past their normal closing time to answer questions and visit with their guests.
And finally, Joe Langel and Kevin Lemler, led four separate tours down into the depths of the quarry stopping at three designated spots to share their knowledge of the first-class mining operation that is IMI. Families learned about history, geology, geography, operational procedures, environmental concerns, and good stewardship of the land. We ended up literally in the pits, with everyone searching through a large rock field for fossil treasures and sparkly rocks.
Thanks, Joe, Kevin, and all of the IMI staff for making the evening so special and memorable. You were all amazing!
Written by Amy GreinerHi! My name is Amy Greiner, or as I am known to the children who visit the library, Miss Amy. I have been a passionate advocate for libraries—especially ours—and especially the Children’s Room for more years than I will disclose on this Blog! Every year brings new children, fresh materials, and first-time experiences, all of which keep me energized and the Children’s Room a hopping, happy place.
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