Children’s Librarian Sharon Forinash and Library Associate Rose Flores planned a variety of Spring Break programs to offer customers of all ages at the Lochwood Branch Library.
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, they held a Crafternoon Tuesday program that offered 72 attendees the opportunity to make sun catchers, napkin holders, dishwasher “clean or dirty” signs, pinwheels, book marks, slap bracelets, and fish art. There were plenty of crafts to complete, and this program also gave staff a way to use up some leftover craft supplies.
On Wednesday, March 12, they held a Dr. Seuss Celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The program began with Sharon reading a Dr. Seuss book entitled A Fly Went By, written by Marshall McClintock. Eighty-eight attendees then made a “Thing 1 or Thing 2” pencil, a “Horton Hears a Who” pencil, and a “Cat in the Hat” hat-shaped pencil holder for their pencils. Children decorated a white cupcake with blue (water) frosting and fish sprinkles in honor of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. They also received two take home crafts, a Lorax paper bag puppet, and a CD fish.
Thursday’s event was an Eric Carle Tissue Paper Art program. After a brief discussion of Carle’s tissue paper art technique, 88 participants made one or more pieces of art. We look forward to displaying some of those pieces in our library soon.
On Friday, March 14, at our Paper Ornament program, 68 attendees created strings of hanging paper ornaments. They colored monkeys and bananas on circular sheets of paper, cut them out, taped them to a few strands of yarn, and attached them to a border on top. They took them home to hang in a doorway or on a wall.
Our Spring Break week concluded with a family movie on Saturday, March 15. Fifty-five people enjoyed watching Disney’s Finding Nemo. Four Teen volunteers were a big help to Sharon and Rose in preparing for and carrying out the programs with such high attendance.
The Spring Break programs were fun and the week went by very fast!
Watch for more free and fun library activities in the future.