The "Dig Into Reading" summer story hour program began Wednesday, June 12 at the Norma Anders Public Library. Thirty-six preschool through second grade children dug into the fun of gardening. Jackie Hennessey of the Dysart Garden Club led the children through the flower gardening portion of story hour. She gave the children a quick tour of the plants, trees and flowers in the library garden. Then she let the children dig right in with the planting of tickseed, snapdragons and butterfly bush. All plants were graciously donated by the Dysart Garden Club. While some children were outside planting, children in the library got to decorate their own small terrariums and plant sunflower seeds in them. Volunteer Casey Tecklenburg and Children's Librarian Rachelle Frost read books about gardening and sunflowers. Wednesday, June 26 Kristin Simon of the ECICOG will be at the library to present a program, "Earl the Earthworm Digs for His Life."
Enjoy digging up the past? Children second through fifth grade are invited to explore dinosaurs when Jason Dornbush, Grout Museum's Science Outreach Coordinator, visits the Norma Anders Public Library on Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Kids will get to participate in activities such as digging fossils, doing a craft and stepping in a Tyrannosaurus Rex footprint to better understand the prehistoric giants of our past. This program is available for all kids second through fifth grade and attendance is not limited as previously advertised. Sign up at the library for this fun event.
Above, Hayden Ocheltree and Addison Kavalier. Above right, Emily Petersen and Jenika Hartwig.