CULLMAN, Ala. – Wednesday morning at Cullman City Public Library, children from across the community came together to enjoy the Chalk Art event which was organized, and even improved upon, by its wonderful librarians.
Two years ago, at the last Chalk Art event, children were seated along the pavement and spent their time creating their masterpieces across the sidewalk. This year however, librarian and organizer Josephine Harrington came up with the idea to paint poster board with chalkboard paint and cut them into shapes of different animals. That way, children could sit anywhere along the library campus to color and enjoy their chalk creations.
With a turnout of 33 children, some paired off into teams with their siblings or friends to work together on their creations. Among the animals colored and created were elephants, sharks, giraffes and sea horses. As the kids progressed with their art, smiles and laughter were plentiful, along with echoes of, “Mommy, look!” and, “Wow, look what I did!”
The Cullman County Public Library System has events planned for outreach within the community throughout the summer. Tuesday, they began the morning with an enlightening class on therapy dogs and had an incredible turn out of kids. The library will have open registration available all summer long for any future events.
Librarian Shannon Berse coordinated registration Wednesday morning and absolutely adores getting involved with these events. As she answered the children’s questions from all directions, she assisted them in feeding the birds and talking about all the animals they had colored with their chalk.
Local parent, Rachel Hullett, expressed that she and her 3-year-old daughter have been coming to the library for events since her daughter was 1, and they are both so relieved that the library is open to the public again after being closed last year.
For more information about The Cullman County Public Library, visit http://www.ccpls.com/.
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