What a week it’s been!
While schools have been quiet, our library branches have been a buzz of activity. There were events at all branches across the County, providing fun and entertainment for County kids and even a chance to learn a thing or two.
At our Picton and Wellington Branch Libraries, Julie and Whitney taught an enthusiastic group of kids all about theatre and film. The groups each picked a fairy tale to inspire their creativity and then went to work, creating a script, pulling together costumes, and brushing up on their acting skills. They put their shows on in front of the green screen, and spent the final day editing their work to create imaginative short films. On Saturday, they had a chance to show off their final product at the March Break Film Festival at the Picton Branch Library. We are thrilled that so many came out to participate and work hard towards their final product.
Throughout the week, we hosted a variety of additional events. On Monday night, Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic show came to the Picton Branch Library for an after-hours event that kicked off the rest of our programming perfectly. Brent and Sarah, a magical husband and wife duo had everyone laughing one minute and in awe the next.
On Tuesday, Grampa’s Goodtime Gang pulled out their instruments and spent a couple hours at the Milford Branch Library putting on a show for young and old alike. No one could resist the toe-tapping tunes. Some of the younger members of the audience joined in the musical fun with maracas, bells, harmonicas, and bongos.
On Wednesday, Kate pulled out all the supplies from her craft closet and hosted an adventure with papier mâché at our Picton Branch Library. Kids had a chance to get a little messy as they made a puppet head. On Thursday, Kate invited everyone to join her at the Wellington Branch Library to create hand-stitched puppets. For those who made puppet heads the day before, Thursday was an opportunity to make a body for their head. Everyone got very creative with their puppets and everyone left with a beautiful finished product.
From Tuesday to Saturday, our friends at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory travelled from branch to branch offering their Feathers and Feeders and Finding Feathered Friends programs. Participants made bird feeders and learned about the birds that make The County home.
After a long week, our staff are exhausted but so thrilled with how many kids came to the library to participate and have fun at our various events. We won’t be putting our feet up any time soon: check in with us to find out what we have planned for our spring programming!