Thursday, February 18, 2021

Library seeking ‘Kings and Queens’

The Leanna Hicks Public Library of Inkster is offering a “Be a King or Queen - Ancient African Kings and Queens” Black History Month Challenge, through Feb. 21. It starts with an African King and Queen scavenger hunt featuring interesting facts on Kings and Queens of the past. 

The next step is to create a masterpiece based on what has been learned about a royal. Collaboration is welcome. Call the library at (313) 563-2822 or visit for complete rules or how to register. There will be prizes for first, second and third place.

Entries can be: writing (poetry, essay, story); music (song, dance from that time); or artwork (mask, sculpture, painting, drawing, diorama, costume design).

The Friends of the Leanna Hicks Public Library Foundation offers a Used Book Sale 3-6 p.m. every Friday in February. Children's books are 25 cents, paperbacks 50 cents, hardcovers $1, or fill a bag for $5. The library is located at 2500 Hamlin Dr. in Inkster.

Need internet? The Leanna Hicks Library now has 10 HotSpots to offer the community for 2021, thanks to a program through MetroParks and The Library Network.

Check out time is one week, with one renewal, one device checked out per library card.