To celebrate the birthday of prolific children’s writer Roald Dahl, the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library hosted a movie night for area kids.
Children in attendance were given the choice between “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” both of which films are based on books that Dahl wrote. The winning vote went to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
According to event assistant Diane Blakemore, the screening was used to encourage kids to understand the overlap between the written word and visual media.
Dahl was born in September 1916 and died in November 1990.
“He’s been a very loved author for many years,” Blakemore said. “A lot of kids these days are more familiar with television shows and movies and this is to help them realize that the movies they’re watching come from written works.”
Other books by Dahl include “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda,” and “The BFG.”
Following the movie, a door prize was given out.
Aila Boyd may be reached at 336-415-2210.