Summer crafts leads to patriotic paintings

By QCS Staff

Red, white and blue wind chimes and sun catchers for the July 4th holiday were the craft of the week at the summer reading program at the Tucumcari Public Library.

In all, 102 kids participated, said Mary Ann Molinas, library director.

“The crafts are one of my favorite,” said Reagan Runyan.

Last week 154 kids were here for sand painting, Molinas said.

In all, 304 kids are enrolled in the program; and children can still enroll, Molinas said.

So far, the younger kids have read 3,018 books and the older kids have read a total of 738.5 hours, Molinas said.

Upcoming programs are:
* Tuesday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the library will be the Zoo To You from the Albuquerque Zoo. The children will meet animal ambassadors including birds, reptiles and mammals.

* Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Great Room at Mesalands Community College, guitarist Andy Mason from Portales will perform.
Children in the program are to turn in all their reading lists by 5 p.m. on July 15 to the library to be eligible to attend the reading program’s finale.
The grand finale will be at 2 p.m. on July 17 at Dunn Park.

For more information call the Tucumcari Public Library at 461-0295.