What do making Harry Potter pendants, creating slime and learning to sew have in common? If you answered, “things my kid would LOVE to do,” then head to the library for Tween Nights!
Tween Nights occur once a month for 2nd through 6th graders at the Findlay Hancock County Public Library. Each month focuses on a different skill or activity which involves a mix of crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and food science. Tween Nights are always free and usually do not require registration.
“We have great children’s programs for the little ones as well as great teen programs for sixth grade and older. By offering the Tween Nights, we give kids in the middle their own thing,” explains Sarah Cramer, Children’s Services Librarian. Activities are geared towards the interests of eight to twelve year olds and provide a safe place for youngsters to get creative. Typically about 10 kids attend Tween Night and any 2nd through 6th grader is welcome. Cramer encourages tweens to choose an activity that interests them and come give it a try. “It’s a great way to not only learn a new skill, but also to meet other kids who share your interest,” says Sarah.
The next Tween Night activity is Tile Art, which will occur on Thursday, November 9th from 6-7pm in the Children’s Programming room. More details and a schedule of upcoming events can be found at findlaylibrary.org or at the Children’s Information desk.