Michael Kusalaba library hosts DIY day for children

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Children's librarian Rhonda Monroe explained a number of crafts to children and their families gathered at the Austintown library June 10 for the first DIY Day event.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Children decorated sugar cookies to look like constelations June 10 at the Michael Kusalaba library.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Children and their families went from station to station working on different crafts at the Michael Kusalaba library June 10.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .On June 10 librarian Rhonda Monroe organized a DIY Day event for children at the Michael Kusalaba library.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Community members worked on a number of DIY projects, including a space themed snow globe, at the Michael Kusalaba library's DIY Day event.



The Michael Kusalaba library hosted a space themed DIY Day for children on June 11.

Librarian Rhonda Monroe hosted the event, creating a number of stations for children and their families to try.

“We wanted to do the same theme as summer reading, and create a number of fun crafts for kids,” Monroe said.

Monroe said her inspiration came from other libraries hosting DIY events for adults.

“It seemed like a better way to incorporate a lot of crafts, which kids can do just as well as adults,” Monroe said.

During the event children walked from station to station with the help of their parents.

Monroe set up stations to create a space themed snow globe, cardboard spinners and shake jars.

Children were also able to decorate sugar cookies to look like galaxies and create a galaxy in a bottle among others crafts.

More than 25 children attended the event with their families.

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