Sno-Isle Libraries' summer reading program packs ’em in
August 1, 2011 · 10:37 AM
FREELAND — JoAnn Buff of Sno-Isle Libraries looked around the meeting room at the Freeland Library. She was impressed.
It was time for the Pacific Science Center program “Sand-Tastic,” and more than 50 kids and 25 adults were packed into the library for a summertime reading program where kids could learn the scientific secrets of sand.
Kids looked through special scopes to see how grains of sand looking different, depending on where they came from, and they also took a turn at making sand by grinding rocks together.
“This is fantastic. We knew there would be a big crowd, but we didn’t know there would be this many,” she said.
Another large crowd was expected later Thursday afternoon, for the program “Robot Challenge.”
Buff said more door-busting programs are planned in the weeks ahead.
At the Langley Library on Monday, Aug. 8, an all-ages program featuring stories from Africa will be presented.
And Aug. 12, “A Trip to the Land Down Under” will be held at Clinton Community Hall.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Freeland Library will host “Bats Don’t Suck.” Registration for the kids program is required, Buff said, because all participants will go home with a bat house.