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Lifelong learning library hosts summer craft day

22 Aug 2013 | Lance Cpl. Paul S. Martinez

The annual event brings children and their parents together for different art activities using a variety of craft materials provided by the library.

“It’s a great way to get a sense of community before school starts,” said Ursula Morales, program coordinator, Lifelong Learning Library. “It is nice to see parents out here having a productive day with their kids.”

The arts and crafts activities included making felt aprons, owl puppets and making butterflies out of paper towels.

“I love community events like this,” said Amanda Weyer, Marine spouse. “We’ve been here almost four years and the kids really enjoy it.”

Glitter, markers, strings, beads, crayons and paper filled every table as the dozens of children in attendance let their imaginations flow. Finished works of art were proudly displayed at the front table.

“I think it’s fun to do arts and crafts,” said Gracie Weyer, 10, Condor Elementary School student. “Coloring is my favorite part.”

This summer’s arts and crafts day has come and gone, but the Lifelong Learning Library will always be open to those aboard the Combat Center.

“We’ve been doing this for a number of years and it’s always had a great response,” said  Morales. “It keeps the kids entertained and focused in a productive manner.”

As children prepare for the upcoming school year, the Lifelong Learning Library will remain their go-to place for education and fun.

The Lifelong Learning Library offers several programs for children, such as a read and play every Monday and lap time every Wednesday for children up to two years old, as well as story time every Tuesday for children ages three to five.

For more information, visit the Lifelong Learning Library located at building 1524, or call (760) 830-6875

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