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Lunar Landing at the Library

July 8, 2009
Dysart Reporter

Twenty-four local children participated in "Lunar Landing" at the Norma Anders Public Library Wednesday, July 1. The final summer story hour program was held in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. The book "Man on the Moon" by Anastasia Suen was read and followed by fun facts about the moon including its temperature, how long it would take to get there by car (if that was actually possible), and where do astronauts sleep while on the moon. Other activities included a "moon jump," a weigh-in, and lunar Mad Libs. In the moon jump the children did a standing long jump which was then converted into the distance their jump would be on the moon. All children were also weighed to find out how much they would weigh on the moon. Each group did a Mad Lib about the first trip to the moon. Preschool and kindergarten children colored a picture of an alien and wrote a story about them. Meanwhile the first and second graders built a spacecraft out of cardboard boxes and craft materials. Throughout the month of July these moon crafts will be on display at the library. Additional moon and space themed books were also read to the children. Programming ended with "moon crater" treats and encouragement to keep reading until July 31 when reading logs must be turned in to be eligible for summer reading prizes.



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