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March 21, 2013

Community crafts

TAHLEQUAH — To mark the end of winter, the Hulbert Community Library hosted a Spring Time Craft Day Wednesday for children interested in making crafts while interacting with their peers.

Materials for the free event were provided by the Eastern Oklahoma District Library System rural branch, which is planning another Craft Day for Wednesday, April 17. The kids in attendance enjoyed constructing baby chicks and rabbits.

The library offers a children’s event at least once a month, but Wednesday’s was a special activity for kids during their spring break from school, said HCL Shared Branch Manager Shelly Cook.

“It’s called the Spring Easter Craft [Day]. It’s one of the children’s programs that we’re offering before the Summer Reading Program starts,” she said. “There are lots of glue guns, coloring and stuff like that. And we have snacks.”

Children of all ages are invited to the activities.

“We will be having another spring craft day in April, and at the end of Ma, our Summer Reading Program will begin. Every week, we’ll be having one or two programs through June and July,” said Cook.

Kids and their parents can look for sign-up notices for the Summer Reading Program in the newspaper, as well as on the library’s Facebook page, found by searching “Hulbert Community Library.”

Every branch in the system is raising awareness about the value of libraries and how they are funded, through “Geek the Library.”

Parent Zoey Churchill brings her children to the library to interact with other kids their age in an environment geared toward learning and fun.

“We’ve been coming to the library since we’ve moved here in December. We come at least twice a week for the computers, books, DVDs, and we come to all the activities,” she said. “[I bring my kids here] for social skills, and for them to learn arts and crafts. It’s just a fun thing.”

Churchill’s 11-year-old son, Sango, chose to make a chick for his Spring Easter Craft Day project.

“I’m making a chicken with wings,” he said. “The library is a fun place to be because you get to check out books, check out movies and you get to learn about new stuff.”

Eleven-year-old Lauranne Blevins agrees with Sango, saying the library is the best place to be to share time with friends, reading books or experiencing activities like Wednesday’s.

“I come here to read, and they have fun crafts - even for the computers sometimes,” she said. “All the librarians are really nice.”

Parent Kemberly Horn brought her children and their cousins to Wednesday’s event as a fun activity for the day and a chance to interact with others in the community.


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