Friday, May 10, 2013

Library Crafts


Libraries in all the states (except for Texas, the last I knew) provide summer reading programs around a common theme.  This year’s theme is Dig Into Reading.
Lately, my library volunteer duties have included putting together some sample crafts.  The librarian will take a little road show to area schools to drum up interest.  This is a small sampling.
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These programs bring an incredible amount of traffic into our library—kids of course, but also adult and teen volunteers, parents and/or grandparents who bring the kids and browse the library stacks while they wait.  A lot of learning goes on over the summer.  The place will be jumping…not the like the quiet library I tiptoed around when I was a kid.

7 comments:

  1. How wonderful that you volunteer at your local library! I give you a lot of credit for doing so. I used to be a library employee for about 2 years before retirement, and know the joys of reading that bring so many kids and adults to the library.

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  2. This is a great project. I'm so glad you are doing this.

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  3. Anything to get a kid's nose in a book is so worthwhile. As a child I remember being so excited when the bookmobile would come to visit us at the lake each summer. More kids need to feel the spirit of adventure a good book brings. Well done.

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  4. Libraries saved me as a child. I know how they benefit young minds. Cute craft ideas!

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  5. This is a wonderful thing that you are doing.

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  6. More Grandmothers should volunteer and the library is a wonderful place to do it. I hope you have a wonderful summer!

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  7. Would you believe that our small town--a population of about 5500, actually supports two libraries?

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