During their weekly visits the Clubhouse kids, ranging in age from 5 to 12, complete arts and crafts projects after story time with a TWU librarian. Staff members then help each child choose a children's book, which they check out for a week using personalized library cards designed by staff members in the library's Circulation Department. In sessions coordinated by Reference Librarian Jimmie Lyn Harris, library staff members--including Christina Cool, Annita Owens, Woody Evans, Abby Morris, Stephany Compton, and Susan Whitmer--lead the group of energetic early readers through the morning's fun. It's hard to say who has a better time--the children or the staff. "These are exceptional kids," says Harris.
When they're not at the library the Clubhouse kids enjoy a full slate of other activities including cooking, gardening, science activities, field trips, reading, arts and crafts, and more. For program details visit The Clubhouse page.
~Sandy Cochran with Jimmie Lyn Harris