On Tuesday, June 28 seventy-four boys, girls, and adults met at the Sanford Museum and traveled to Russia with Nancy Reuter as part of our "One World, Many Stories" summer reading program.
They learned that Russia is the largest country in the world and that the color red, which means "beautiful", is an important color in Russia.
Nancy told the audience that Christmas is celebrated in January and that Santa goes by the name of Father Frost and wears a light blue cape outlined in white fur.
The boys and girls enjoyed learning how to count from one to ten in Russian and to sing a very popular Russian song. Molly Ver Heul and Peg Wurth helped the audience learn a Russian song, "Let There Always Be Sunshine".
Next, Nancy asked if anyone had ever seen a wooden doll like the one she was holding.A couple of people said it was called "nesting dolls". But we could only see one doll. A couple of people said it was called "nesting dolls". But we could only see one doll. Nancy showed us that here were eight smaller dolls inside the largest doll. The audience was intrigued by this amazing form of Russian Art world.
The boys and girls headed home with a nesting dolls project and a St. Basil Cathedral paint by number project.
Thank you Nancy Reuter, Dee, and Molly Ver Huel for making our trip to Russia "exciting and fun''.
Tuesday, July 5 the library program, "Away We Go" will be held at the Sanford Museum from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Come join us for games and activities from around the world.
I'd like to thank Linda Burkhart and Karissa for hosting our library programs this summer. The finale for our summer reading program will be held at the lower level of the Community Center on Thursday, July 14 from 12:15 - 1:30.
Hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be served before the program "Mr. Twister" the Balloon Man.
Come join in the fun as we celebrate and travel around the world.
Don't forget to look for Flat Stanley in one of the downtown store windows.
Keep up the GREAT reading! You will be glad you did when school starts.
Pick up the July Newsletter at the library.
I hope you all had a bang up fourth of July.