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Summer – 2009

Be Creative @ Your Library

This was the theme of the 2009 Summer Reading Program.  A wide variety of activities and programs, all centered around the arts, was enjoyed by Pre-Schoolers thru Adults.

To kick-off the Summer Reading Program, we had a craft time after school on May 13.  Each child that came got a large letter to decorate with collage materials.  These letters were hung up in the library and spelled out “BE CREATIVE @ YOUR LIBRARY.”

Pictures:  Alexis E. (in pink) and Giselle M. (in red) with their decorated letters


May 27 – “Rainbow Stew:  Be Creative with Color”     Kids did science experiments with color which included mixing their own colors.

Jillian R., Meghan R. and Maya H. enjoy fingerpainting

Scott M., Bailey R., Zoei L. and Alley Grace R. mix colors

Family Story Time was held several times throughout the summer with a variety of themes: “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “What Do You Hear?” “Ham It Up,” “Now You See It, “Dance and Move,” and “Red, Yellow, Blue: What Can You Do.”  Games, activities and crafts accompanied each session.

June 3 – “Musical Petting Zoo:  Be Creative with Sound”     Brandon Haynes, band teacherfrom the Meade schools, brought different musical instruments for the kids to see, hear and touch.

Brandon Haynes plays the baritone for the kids.


June 10  –  “Dance Party:  Be Creative with Movement”     Lori Moshier, from Lori’s Danceworks, provided the program.

June 17  –  “Go Green Art:  Be Creative with Recyclables”     Kids brought their own recyclable materials to turn into a beautiful work of art.

Cullen L. works on his recycled masterpiece.

June 24  –  Christine McPheter with the Meade County Extension Office provided another “Be Creative with Movement” program with a variety of healthy activities including exercise bands.

Working out with the exercise band

Being creative with food


July 1  –  Skippyjon Jones, the creative cat who thinks he’s a dog, made a visit to our library to provide story time and entertainment to the children.  This program was sponsored by the Southwest Kansas Library System.

Skippyjon Jones and Friends

Melia F. shows the prize she won at the Skippyjon Jones program.

July 8  –  “Ham it Up @ the Library” featured the many theatrical and musical talents of Meade’s youngsters.

July 11  –  Thad Beach came to entertain the kids and their families with his wild and wacky stories and songs.  After the show, we had refreshments and prize drawings for those who completed the program.

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