Children benefit from summer spent in library

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Big Valley Bulletin

The summer has gone by much too quickly, but it’s been a lot of fun for us at the Big Valley Municipal Library. Our Children’s Garden has thrived, despite the odd summer weather, and the rest of our summer programming was a great success.

During July and August, the library offered three separate children’s programs, taking place four days per week, as we attempted to provide engaging activities for the children of our community.

Beginning in July, we ran our popular Kids Only computer clubs every Friday and Saturday. This year, the Mighty Mice computer club adjusted its age category to invite kids from six to 12 to spend Saturday mornings with their friends, playing games and improving their computer skills in a fun, supervised atmosphere. The 13-andup crowd spent Friday afternoons at the library.

The Summer Reading Club got together on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and we were very pleased with the community’s response.

Thanks to the boundless energy, enthusiasm and creativity of our summer student, Kelsey Mailer, we were able to provide a popular and entertaining place for local children to spend the summer months.

Kelsey managed to deliver a wide variety of fun and interesting activities throughout the program. Each week included creative craft activities and fun games, along with many fascinating books.

The aim of all of the Big Valley library summer programming was to provide a place for children to gather. We tried to inspire and motivate the children to continue reading throughout the summer. We hope that by promoting the habit of reading for pleasure, we have taken steps to create life-long learners and attract more children to spend time in the library.

Summer programming came to a close Saturday with the last meeting of the Mighty Mice computer club.

Thanks to the Big Valley Municipal Library board, the Friends of the Big Valley Library Society and our dedicated volunteers for their marvelous support.

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