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Happy Birthday, Virginia Kahl!

Virginia Kahl standing in front of a lake

Virginia Kahl served as the Director of the Maude Shunk Public Library from 1960 – 1968.

Besides her successful library career, Kahl enjoyed art and writing, publishing over a dozen children’s picture books notable for their lighthearted stories with touches of fantasy. Among these are The Duchess Bakes a Cake (1955), Away Went Wolfgang (1954), Plumb Pudding for Christmas (1956), The Perfect Pancake (1960), Giants, Indeed! (1974), and Whose Cat Is That? (1979).

February 18, 1919 – November 4, 2004

Copies of her books are available to read in the Library on the second floor.