by Collen Leddy, Director, Stair District Library
Our library took advantage of the collaboration between the Library of Michigan and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for our Summer Reading Program kickoff event and had a great time today at the nearby Lake Hudson State Recreation Area. The DNR planned six activities which groups of kids rotated through during the hour and a half session.
It was excellent all around! The kids roasted marshmallows over the campfire to make s'mores, learned about camping, practiced fishing with the Adrian College Bass Fishing Coach, met a Conservation Officer (local hero) who showed and explained about his boat and all the equipment he carries on his body, learned about geocaching and practiced archery.
It was such a nice, well-organized program. We only had 82 kids participate and 17 VolunTeens, but with parents and other adults included we had a total of 130 people. And, we'll be connecting with the DNR for future programs...it was a very successful win-win-win program! I hope the DNR offers this SRP opportunity again. I highly recommend it to other libraries located near state parks.
Photos courtesy of David Green, State Line Observer
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