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Crayon-Box Storytime a Big Hit!

Aug 30, 2018 06:00AM ● By Marjorie Turner Hollman
Mr. Steve sharing color theory experiment of yellow and blue food coloring which turned to green.

caption & photos by Marjorie Turner Hollman, Contributing Writer

The Crayon-Box Storytime, part of the library's summer reading program, featured a different color each week.

The week that I attended with my grandson, David, the color was green. Children's Librarian Mr. Steve demonstrated the magic of color theory by mixing blue and yellow food coloring together in a clear bottle of water, to make green.

Music for a scavenger hunt around the community room was courtesy of the Green Hornet's theme song, and stories focused on green--999 tadpoles that saved their frog daddy from a hawk by holding onto each other's tails as the hawk attempted to fly off with daddy frog. 

The summer reading program comprises programming for all ages, and this program was designed to introduce children ages 2-5 to primary and secondary colors.

A simple craft challenged children to make hand-print frog legs, with big white eyes for the frog--a great success. Crayon-box Storytime ran weekly, on Thursday mornings, through early August.






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