St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Offered At Library
Youngsters enjoyed following a trail left by mischievous leprechauns at the Escalon library on Thursday, eventually finding a ‘pot of gold’ outside the Second Street facility.
It was all part of the fun marking St. Patrick’s Day during the preschool storytime on Thursday, March 16. After hearing some stories focused on the holiday, children followed a trail left by the leprechauns, picking up some treasures along the way, including stickers, green hats, necklaces and finally the ‘gold’ pieces, glittering in the late morning sunshine on Thursday.
More holiday fun was offered on Friday, this program aimed at teens, as the Blarney Stones and Lucky Charms event was hosted at 3:30 p.m.
Making charm bracelets and necklaces was the craft project, with attendees also able to create their own ‘blarney’ stone. Refreshments were served.
Coming up on Saturday, April 1, the next Science Saturday gathering will feature Terrarium Ecosystems. Attendees will gather at noon at the library to learn about ecosystems while working together to make four different terrarium environments. Each creation will be placed in the library so visitors will be able to see them grow. Science Saturdays, the first Saturday of the month, are designed to engage children in science and mathematics through activities and experiments, guest visitors and more.
Later on in April, the library will host a Family Lego Day on Thursday, April 20 at 4 p.m. All ages are welcome to come join in the building fun.
The Escalon Library is at 1540 Second St.; many of the programs offered are provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Escalon Library.
Some of the ‘gold’ pieces were almost too big to fit in the goody bags, but youngsters attending Thursday’s storytime at the library were happy with the treasure hunt and all the treats they got to take home.
Youngsters and their adult counterparts attack the table in the children’s section at the Escalon Library on Thursday, picking up a bag to fill with St. Patrick’s Day treasures after they put their name on it and add a sticker to personalize the bag.
With a little help from her young friends, Library assistant Amanda Clifford gets ready to pull away the rainbow-colored parachute to reveal the next treat; St. Patrick’s Day bead necklaces for storytime attendees to add to their goody bags.
One of the stops on a trail set up in the library was for colorful St. Patrick’s Day hats, which youngsters eagerly tried on and then wore as they looked for more treasures.
The ultimate goal of Thursday’s storytime was to find the leprechauns that had been causing some mischief in the library; they left their ‘pot of gold’ for the youngsters to find instead.
Library assistant Amanda Clifford takes the story book around the circle of youngsters attending Thursday’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed storytime.