On Thursday, July 17th, Miss Tori and the Firestone Park Teens took the fun outside, for their annual Water Sports Event. Games included a sponge relay, a water balloon toss, and the cup of water relay, where the first team to fill the bucket at the end of the line won bragging rights. The event ended with a good old fashioned water fight, and everyone was soaking wet, but had a blast! Below are some pictures from the festivities. Enjoy!
Miss Jen and Miss Michelle hosted our first Garden Buddies program on Wednesday, July 16th at 2 PM. Participants enjoyed making a Garden Journal, which will be used each week to record sunflower growth, the number of tomatoes growing in the garden, the seed sponge experiment, and many other things. Everyone enjoyed listening to My Garden by Kevin Henkes.
Please join us on Wednesdays at 2 PM from now until August 20th, 2014.
Outback Ray and his Animal Friends visited the Firestone Park Branch today, July 15th, 2014 as part of our Summer Reading Program. Outback Ray is an annual favorite with our patrons, as he presents all kinds of exotic and unusual animals, and educates the audience with facts and trivia about each one.
Below are some of the pictures from today’s show. Enjoy!
“NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY
Celebrated annually on July 7, it is National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day. This day was created to promote the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity.
The memories that are made during your time together will stay with you forever. During the summer season there are many wonderful places to walk and enjoy nature as you spend time talking, laughing and bonding. Time spent together is more valuable than any other gift you can give a child, no matter how old your child is.
Setting the example of a healthy lifestyle to your children is also a valuable gift. Walking has many health benefits and can be incorporated into your child’s life at a young age. Walking is also a great daily activity for the whole family to do together.
Have a great National Father Daughter Take A Walk Day!”
For more ideas on Father-Daughter activities, check out these titles, found in our library. Enjoy!
All Akron-Summit County Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 – Independence Day.