Churdan library recaps Nat’l Library Week, Week of the Young Child

The Churdan library had a busy week with events for all ages.

The librarians began on Saturday, April 9, co-hosting a social for young adults (5th through 12th graders) with the Paton public library. A variety of activities were planned including “Minute to Win It” and balloon volleyball. Socializing, listening to music, and eating were also part of the evening. At the end of the evening, each person got to pick a prize to take home.

On Sunday, author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby shared stories about historical Calhoun County. She has authored the book “Images of Calhoun County.” It was interesting to see all the old photos she had and the information she included about Churdan.

Tuesday was a day to be entertained by the Paton-Churdan preschool class. A group of parents, grandparents, and community members came to listen to the kids sing. Following the short program, everyone was invited to enjoy tacos and more provided from funds received through Communities 4 Children and Community Partnerships for Protecting Children neighborhood/community network mini grants.

Wednesday was story time for young children. Dinosaurs were everywhere. The kids enjoyed the story that had them shake the dinosaur and blow him a kiss. Each child made a dinosaur bookmark to take home.

Friday was the private showing of the movie “Allegiant” for teens. The library provided four drivers to transport teens to Jefferson for the event. The movie was sponsored by the Greene County Librarians and the Greene County supervisors. Librarians thanked the Sierra Theatre board for allowing the private showing, as well as the theatre staff for making it such an enjoyable event. Dan Smith won a copy of the book “Allegiant.”

National Library Week and Week of the Young Child finished with another Greene County Libraries and supervisors cooperative event – Toddler Fest on Saturday morning at the Greene County Community Center. More than 300 individuals attended Toddler Fest.

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