At the Public Library of Catasauqua, children from the Suburban North YMCA summer program and from the library’s storytime program get into the spirit of a July 25 pirate-themed event with an enthusiastic salute. Retired librarian Karen Maurer, of Bethlehem, told pirate stories to the children.PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTIN
Luna Badillo and Alexandra Haring, both of Catasauqua, listen to the command from pirate Maurer to row their boat. Maurer kept the children involved in each story.
Maurer plays the pirate on deck, and children in the audience happily follow all of her orders, no matter how silly. Library director Sandra Arden said Maurer created the original program.