Library employee hopes sleight of hand will help open magical world for kids


Captivated audience: Golam Kibreah, public services coordinator at Hancock County Public Library, performs a magic trick for kids of all ages during a special story time event Thursday. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Story time at Hancock County Public Library got an enchanted makeover Thursday by the library’s “resident magician,” Golam Kibreah.

Kibreah, the library’s public services coordinator, will be the first to say he isn’t a “real magician.” But during his 15 years as a children’s librarian, Kibreah picked up a few tricks and illusions to keep kids interested during story times.

“When I would talk to kids about books and reading, I would show them little tricks,” Kibreah explained.

And Thursday, Kibreah’s technique did just the trick.

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