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Cloquet library director Mary Lukkarila paid a surprise visit to the Chamber parking lot just before the July 4 organizational meeting Monday and found Cloquet City Councilor Barb Wyman, right, and Community Education Director Sara Liimatainen, left, along with other July 4 committee members. Lukkarila handed out her final three copies of "The Kite Runner" there to finish off World Book Day in Cloquet. Jana Peterson/

Cloquet celebrates World Book Night with surprise book giveaways

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Writer Anna Quindlen described World Book Night as "like an intellectual Halloween, only better."

"We're giving out books, not just Mars bars," said Quindlen, the program's honorary chairwoman.


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