Children’s book author, illustrator at Lake Elmo library Saturday

Photo courtesy of Lake Elmo Public Library
Shirley Engen, left, and Carol Hadrits with their book for children, “Whose House Is It Anyway?” They will be at Lake Elmo Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

LAKE ELMO — Author Carol Hadrits and illustrator Shirley Engen are at the Lake Elmo Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with their children’s book, “Whose House Is It Anyway?”

The book is Hadrits’ first book for children and is based on a real-life experience that occurred in the old-fashioned farmhouse where Hadrits lives with her husband in Woodbury.

Hadrits has written several nonfiction articles for publication. She has written another children’s book, “Andy’s Big Day,” also illustrated by Engen.

Engen is an artist and illustrator whose favorite subjects are children, flowers and landscapes. She has been a featured artist in the Courage Card collection and her commissioned religious paintings appear in several churches.

The Lake Elmo Public Library is located at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. North.

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    The program includes a children’s activity and treats.

    Many bestsellers are available for immediate check out at LE Public Library. These include The Racketeer (Grisham), Casual Vacancy (Rowling), Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed (James), The Round House (Louise Erdrich), Killing Lincoln (O’Reilly, Flight Behavior (Kingsolver), No Easy Day (Owen), Unbroken (Hildebrand), The Litigators (Grisham), The Black Box (Connelly), Fall of Giants (Follett), Hunger Games series (Collins), Team of Rivals (Kearns Goodwin), and more.

    Online searchable catalog is at

    You do NOT have to be a resident of Lake Elmo to check out books from LE public library.