Sticky, Messy & Fun
In a hands-on exploration of engineering, kids built structures with marshmallows and toothpicks at the Quincy library Aug. 1. The activity, led by Library Aide Sharon McKay, was part of the Plumas County Library’s countywide Summer Reading Program.
“This is fun actually, even though it’s sticky and messy,” said participant Danny Mansell. Kids — and parents! — built structures, bridges, spaceships, and other geometric designs. With McKay’s guidance, they tested the weight-bearing ability of their structures, then made reinforcements where needed.
“We try to do things that are different and unusual that families might not do at home,” said McKay, adding that her favorite part of the program is “watching the kids explore and discover new activities.”
Find Your Voice
This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Find Your Voice.” Hands-on activities that encourage exploration and self-expression in a range of disciplines are offered at all library branches countywide (Chester, Greenville, Quincy, and Portola). Though this was the last of the Quincy activities, more programs are upcoming at the other branches.
The Greenville Temporary Branch will be making rock art August 3 at 3:30 p.m. In Chester, kids can hang with bugs on August 9 a 1 p.m. And there are additional activities throughout August at these two sites.
In addition to the guided activities, the Summer Reading Program encourages all kids age 0-18 to read by providing reading logs and offering prizes to those who meet their self-determined reading goals. (Parents may read aloud to babies and young children.) The annual Summer Reading Program ends Aug. 26 this year.
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