Canfield library hosts Read and Make
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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Librarian Nikki Puhalla danced with children at the Canfield library's Read and Make event.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Librarian Nikki Puhalla read to children at the monster themed Read and Make event at the Canfield library.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Children and their families worked on creating a shape monster at the Canfield library on Aug. 14 for the weekly Read and Make event.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Librarian Nikki Puhalla sang "Five Little Monkeys" with 10 children gathered at the Canfield library on Aug. 14 for the Read and Make event.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Children used different cut out shapes to create a monster at the Read and Make event at the Canfield library on Aug. 31.
By JESSICA HARKER
The Canfield library hosted its weekly Read and Make event on Aug. 14.
Librarian Nikki Puhalla organized the event for children ages 3-5.
“We alternate this event with our Gotta Move event, but both are pretty popular,” Puhalla said.
She explained that the event is organized to create an early interest in books and reading.
“We want to facilitate literacy skills at an early age,” Puhalla said.
She said that each event has a different theme, and that she chose monsters for this week.
Puhalla read books like “Never Touch a Monster” and “Monsters Love Colors” to the children gathered at the event.
Along with stories, children sang songs and played games during the event.
Puhalla hid paper cookies around the room for children to find to “feed” cookie monster.
At the end of the event children and their parents worked to create their own paper monster, using different cut outs of shapes.
“It’s just a fun easy way to get out of the house and come spend some time at the library,” Puhalla said.
Each parent also went home with a number of literacy tips on how to help their child continue to grow the skills outside of the class.
For more information on this or other upcoming library events, go to www.libraryvisit.org.