Local children recently participated in a six-week summer reading program focused on science entitled “Fizz, Boom Read” at the Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka. Children heard stories of scientists and inventors and participated in hands-on experiments on scientific fields such as wind; water and space; electricity; weather; light and color; and measurement. After reading to the children, library assistant Marcy Townsend showed each child how to conduct their own experiments and see the effects firsthand.
The library would like to thank the special guest collaborators for generously volunteering their time and talent to youth literacy in the community. Our gratitude goes to Kristin Evans of the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative for her electricity safety demonstration and for providing take-home activity books, and to Melanie Taylor with the Gulf County Extension Office for her exciting weather program where she taught children how to make their own tornado in a bottle.
Many thanks to Sandra Pierce and Elaine Everett of the Bay County Public Library, who are experts in making reading fun, and who performed an hour of music, jokes, bouncing eggs, balloons that can’t be popped, and a slimy science fair story. Thank you also to the Gulf County School Board and Mr. George Cox who donated funds that were used for the final program celebration. We also extend our grateful appreciation to the City of Wewahitchka and The Star for helping the library promote public education programs.
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