As part of our Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World, the Putnam County Library would like to invite children of all ages to join us this Tuesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. as we work on Creating Our Community.
This program will introduce children to local landmarks and discuss the idea of community. It will begin with a community themed story time by children’s librarian, Chelsea Gifford.
Everyone will then work with art education teacher Breanna Kincaid to create a collaborative artwork of our town buildings and special places. They will also have the opportunity to create a take home painting to remind them that they are a small part of something bigger. We will be using acrylic paint on canvas, so please dress appropriately!
Through this program, we hope to encourage social interaction, tactile learning, idea sharing, and the use of various resources to create a lasting work of art that represents this wonderful community of which we are a part.
In addition to a take home piece of art, each child will also be able to take home a book to keep. We believe that every child should have access to books in the home. Our hope is that by providing children with a fun, educational hands-on program and a book that they can take home, we will nurture a generation of lifelong learners.
The collaborative paintings will be displayed in the lobby of the Putnam County Library from July 17 – September 15.
This program was made possible by the generous support of the Cookeville Junior Women’s Club.
Visit pclibrary.org for a full schedule of events for the Algood, Baxter, and Monterey Branch Libraries and the Putnam County Library. All programs are free and open to the public!
If you have visited the Children’s Library, you may have noticed our pet hedgehog Sassafras. She is usually asleep during the day under her cozy fleece blanket, only making special appearances for meet and greets, class visits, and story times. If you have yet to see her, trust us, she is a cutie!
Lately, Miss Sassafras has not been feeling well, resulting in a trip to the vet. For the past week, library staff have been treating her with a grape flavored antibiotic. She is a bit squirmy, but has been an overall good patient. We are hoping that this medicine will do the trick and have her back to her sassy self.
For those of you that know Sassafras, send some love her way and wish her well!