Friends-Sponsored Dr. Seuss Party
In the back of the non-fiction shelves Randy Parker was making balloon creations for a line of children accompanied by adults. In genealogy the Cat in the Hat was posing with children for pictures, and he waved to those looking to see if he might create havoc. Dr. Seuss stories were read aloud in the teen area, and in the multipurpose room children made Fox in Socks puppets
and ate delicious cake generously donated by Publix. The Spring Hill Public Library’s annual Dr. Seuss Party was all over the library on Friday, March 1, and approximately 500 attended.
“It was actually peaceful,” Children’s Librarian, Marsha Gallardo said. “We have outgrown the old way of having everything in one room. We have so many young families that enjoy the library. So, placing activities in various sections solves the problem.”
The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Spring Hill Library, a volunteer organization that puts on quarterly book sales to fund events like this and other needs of the library.
“We had new, special Dr. Seuss toys, and about $75 worth of new trains added to the train table.” The Friends’ contributions also help with furnishings, like the new rocking chair cushion, and new discovery toy additions. The Friends purchased a light table with a gel spiral pad, wooden shakers that challenge children to match sounds, a touch and match texture board, and an exploration box for tactile exploration.
If you’re interested in volunteering your time and being a part of Library events, stop in the Library and fill out an application to join the Friends of the Library or email the president, firstname.lastname@example.org. You, too, can help build community support for the library.
You can check out other events that are coming up for children at the Spring Hill Library on their calendar, including an American Girl Party, Lego Links, and a Super Hero Party. It takes just minutes to get a library card and it gives you access to thousands of books (including audiobooks and eBooks), movies, and internet resources.
The Spring Hill Library is located at 144 Kedron Pkwy. For more information about the Spring Hill Public Library, go to www.springhilllibrary.org or call 931.486.2932.
Category: Entertainment, Arts & Recreation