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Children put on creative thinking caps at library

Youngsters from across the county got to “be creative” this week with the arrival of the annual Summer Reading Program at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library.

Three-, four- and five-year-old children followed the musical notes, masks and stars on the floor as they wound their way to the children’s room on Wednesday.

“You want you all to be star readers,” said “Miss” Jean Bauer, children’s librarian.

The 20 children present got a good preview of what the summer will offer all three age groups – reading a story, singing and acting out “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” crafting star headbands and creating fun self-portraits which will be displayed in the library.

Lots of creative activities will abound for the six-week program, Bauer said.

“We will be firing up their imaginations every week,” she said.

Threes, fours and fives meet each Wednesday at 3 p.m.; K-5 and 1st graders meet at 11 a.m. on Thursdays and 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders meet at 3 p.m. on Thursdays.

For more info, call the library at 382-3216.