Getting wet ‘n wild at the library

Published 6:11 pm Thursday, July 15, 2010

A giant crimson-lipped raindrop, magical snow and slippin’ and slidin’ fun were all on tap for the youngsters during the latest Summer Reading sessions at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library.

Ruby Raindrop herself was on hand, along with Mrs. Scott from the Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District to share how important raindrops like Ruby are for the health of crops, flower gardens, animals and people.

In the middle of a hot summer’s day, Miss Jean Bauer, children’s librarian, helped each child transform a cup of white granules into a cup filled with dry, powdery – snow?

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Amazing! Everyone also received a coloring and activity book courtesy of Ms. Raindrop to take home along with their wonderful summer snow.

Sporting the colorful visors presented to each youngster by Miss Jean, everyone filed outside in their bathing suits. After engaging in some sidewalk chalk art, the children enjoyed good, clean (and cool) fun on the Slip’n Slide.

“Next week, boys and girls, wear your colorful Hawaiian clothes because it’s going to be luau time,” said Miss Jean.

Summer Reading concludes on July 23 at 3 p.m. with the popular McWane Center returning with a presentation, “The Wonders of Water,” at 3 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact the GBCPL at 382-3216.