In case you missed it, we had bunnies at the library this past Friday, April 1st (no this is not an April Fool's joke!). Judy Wilson brought her basket of eight adorable bunnies for the children of Montauk to see, hold and pet. This program was aimed at young children ages 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver. Ms. Wilson had everyone sit in a circle and she talked about bunnies and how they are born and develop in the first weeks of their lives. She then let everyone take turns to hold and pet a bunny. She ended the program with showing the children how bunnies act in their natural environment with food, water and toys. Children then were able to all say goodbye to the bunnies as they left the program. We did not expect this program to be so incredibly popular! Unfortunately, not everyone who wanted to attend was able to due to limited space in the program. If you missed it, don't be too upset because we will most certainly be having Ms. Wilson and her bunnies back again next year for multiple sessions of her bunny program! Check out the adorable pictures below!
On Saturday, April 2nd, we switched gears and held a program for tweens and teens making awesome duct tape and magnet crafts. It turned out to be the perfect day for crafting because it was rainy and cold, and the girls enjoyed pizza and working on some new projects. Those who attended made different crafts out of duct tape by creating duct tape fabric and weaving/sticking it together. Some of the crafts made included flowers, wallets, coin purses, tassels and even a full purse! We also had supplies to make mini-magnets for the kids to put in their lockers or on their fridge at home. Using mini-jewels, modge podge, and magnets, the girls were able to cut out photos, use modge podge to paint them onto the clear jewels and then attach magents to the jewels. All of the crafts came out really good and everyone had a good time! Keep an eye out for more tween and teen programs coming in the future!