This summer, we’ve hosted an array of fantastic programs for children at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library.
On June 18th, we were excited to welcome Chico the Chihuahua to our library. Chico and his friends from the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team read a story to all the lovely people in attendance. Chico drew pictures for the kids to guess, and everyone had fun playing games provided by the YMCA and their wonderful staff.
Everyone was excited to visit the library on June 25th for Bubble Science. Children got to make their own bubble solution following a recipe provided and take home a bottle of their solution. They hypothesized whether different shaped bubble wands (which they made with pipe cleaners) would produce different shaped bubbles. (Spoiler alert: They didn’t).
The beginning of July brought a bit of magic to the library, as children were invited to create a fairy house or gnome home. To do this, children were given a peat pot and natural materials such as rocks, bark, pine cones, leaves, sticks, and moss and encouraged to create natural dwellings for these tiny magical creatures to put in their gardens at home.
On July 9th, we helped promote an active lifestyle by inviting kids to play hula hoop games in the library. We had contests to see who could keep their hoop up the longest and which group could pass their hula hoop around a circle the fastest without using their hands. We had some great hula hoopers on hand, who could use multiple hoops at a time and who could hula hoop even while kneeling, standing on one leg, and while walking!