Editor's Note: The Friends are able to help fund many events, programs and equipment needs of the Cascade Branch of KDL thanks to the donation of time, money and used books from members of the community. Here is just one of the ways that your generosity has been put to work in recent months. These activities are sponsored in whole or in part by the Friends.
Summer is an exciting time for kids of all ages, and the Cascade branch of KDL is adding to that fun, with an assist from the Friends, by offering a variety of new and old programs that package educational and entertaining elements into events that continue to attract thousands of kids and adults from the community.
The “Summer Wonder Challenge” remains a big hit year-after-year, offering prize giveaways to kids who manage to keep reading a part of their summer fun.
All you have to do is take a count of all the children’s books that feature trucks to realize just how thrilling it is for kids to come out and “Touch A Truck” at the library’s annual event. This year, more than 1,200 people attended, including some Friends volunteers to work a small pop-up book sale. Trucks and books seem like a sure-fire formula for fun.
The Friends also sponsored the “Magical Creatures Party” on July 21, with a sensory cave for kids that glowed in the dark. The featured “guest” was a goat that the kids could pet accompanied by the reading of a story about a goat that thought it was a unicorn. The children also got to ply their skills at crafts and then topped it all off with popsicles distributed by Friends volunteers.
As summer meanders into the hot August days, “Summer Bash” will make its annual appearance on August 4 with a superhero theme. This Friends-sponsored event will have a bounce house for the kids, obstacle courses and crafts. Some of Cascade’s local firefighting and law enforcement heroes will also attend to interact with the families.
These and many other Friends-sponsored events are only made possible by the people who donate their time, books and money to make them a reality. On behalf of the kids, we thank you!
This young girl found out how exciting it is to get behind the wheel of a fire truck.