Shark piggy bank decorating at the Austintown library

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Librarian Renee Beverly organized the shark bank painting event at the Austintown library July 31 where children and their families were able to decorate their own shark shaped piggy bank.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members work to paint ceramic shark piggy banks at the Austintown library July 31.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .A family worked to decorate their own unique ceramic shark piggy banks at the Austintown library July 31.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Children worked to decorate their own shark piggy banks at the Austintown library July 31 for their celebration of Shark Week.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .The Austintown library provided ceramic shark piggy banks for community members to decorate in celebration of Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

The Austintown library hosted a crafting event for children in honor of Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week.

Librarian Renee Beverly hosted the shark piggy bank decorating event on July 30 for children ages 8-14.

“They can paint them however they want,” Beverly said. “It’s all about being creative.”

For the event, the library purchased 22 ceramic shark piggy banks for community members to decorate.

Children were able to choose from a variety of paint colors and paint brush types to use.

Beverly also provided sharpies to add details to the sharks after the paint dried.

“It’s the second year we have decided to do something to celebrate Shark Week,” Beverly said.

Along with this project, the library hosted a number of other shark themed events throughout the week.

The Austintown and Michael Kusalaba libraries also offered a shark scavenger hunt. Any children who could find all 15 of the sharks hidden around either library would be entered to win a prize.

For more information on any upcoming library events, go to www.libraryvisit.org.

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