On September 17th, the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library held our first Oktoberfest:Kinderfest. Kinderfest means “party or festival for children”. Oktoberfest:Kinderfest gave us the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful children who come to our library, and it afforded the kids who attended the opportunity to learn about German culture.
Everyone enjoyed refreshments of root beer, pretzels, and other German snacks. Children played games and did crafts. There were door prizes to be won, courtesy of the Friends of the Cielo Vista Library.
The library had plenty of books about Germany and German culture available to be checked out. For example, many of the fairy tales that children love were made popular by the Grimm brothers, who were German.