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Riverbank Library Lines Up Holiday-Themed Activities
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The Thankful Wreaths had youngsters really thinking about what they were thankful for as they wrote each idea on a leaf and pasted it to a paper plate to make a colorful wreath just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS


Riverbank Library events will continue in December where community members can enjoy free crafts, fun activities and a book club. First up will be Pom Pom Snowmen craft day, which will be held at the Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe, on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Participants will make snowmen out of homemade pompoms.

During the month of November the library brought entertainment to the community like Python Ron McGee who brought lizards, snakes, and other reptiles for an educational show and tell for all ages. There was also a coloring craft with all materials provided where all finished art was displayed in the library.

This past week, youth in the community were invited to make Thankful Crafts just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday where they made thankful wreaths and turkey cork crafts. The children were able to take pre-cut colorful leaves and write something they were thankful for and then glued them onto a plate. The turkey cork craft had several kids gluing the cork onto a cupcake wrapper, coloring it with marker and adding a few other details like the eyes and nose.

There were approximately 15 people that participated in the craft day.

“I think both were fun for them,” said Librarian Vicky Holt. “The Thankful Wreath was more thoughtful. I think the parents enjoyed doing that craft with their kids, working together to think of things to be thankful for.”

The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. For more information, contact the library at (209) 869-7008.