All that could be heard were children's squeals of joy followed by an occasional pop ... and then silence.
Balloon animal maker Leland Pike of Brandenburg made penguins, cats, Viking hats and more for area children Thursday night at the Taylor County Public Library.
Dozens of children attended the event, which was hosted by the Friends of the Library group. The Friends' group hosts an event each month at the TCPL. Next month, the group will host grandparents' night.