The Shining Stars Summer Reading Program for the youngest age group was held at the library on Friday morning, June 7th. The children listened to the classic book “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” with bright, colorful illustrations by Wendy Straw. Everyone helped sing the traditional song and helped with a flannel board story featuring stars. For an activity, the children experimented with wax resist. They made stars on white paper with white crayons. They then used blue and black paint for a night sky, and the white stars shone brightly through, as the paint did not stick to the crayon wax.
On Thursday, June 6th, the library hosted a program for teens and tweens. The attendees all had the opportunity to mix up some homemade bath bombs! These contained baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, Epsom salts, coconut oil, fragrance, color, and witch hazel. Everyone shared so that a variety of colors could be made. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the experience of using their own creations!
The Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center and the Boone Nance Extension Service provided a fantastic program at the Genoa Public Library on Tuesday, June 4th. Thirty kids joined in the fun as they learned how to prepare a meal using Dutch ovens! They made a yummy pasta dish, some scrumptious garlic bites, a delicious peach cobbler, and an amazing pineapple upside down cake! This was a great learning opportunity for everyone who attended.
Another Bake Sale in the books! Thanks to the amazing community, the Fundraiser generated over $600! This goes along way to provide children’s programs and to supplement the library’s collection! Thanks to everyone who provided baked goods, offered donations, and purchased the goodies!
Book: “Click, Clack, Quack to School!” by Doreen Cronin
Activities: Play-Doh, Colorful Chain Links, Vehicle Magnets