Summer library is under way at Cedar Crest in Greenville


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:25 am on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

GREENVILLE — One day throughout the summer, students have the ability to attend a summer library program that provides fun and educational programs.

Every Tuesday from now until Aug. 20, local students are able to attend Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville and participate in its summer library program.

According to the school’s Parent Teacher Organization President Marlo Tiffany, the program offers a variety of activities, an opportunity to utilize the library and themed programs.

“I think it has turned out so well so far,” Tiffany said of the program, which started the week after school got out.

According to Tiffany, the program has served about 50 students every week.

The program started after Cedar Crest Elementary School Principal Gretchen Baarman applied for and received a grant to be able to keep the library open one day a week, Tiffany said.

Each week, the program has a special theme, which the activities revolved around. In the past, the students were able to attend pirate day, sports day and more. Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor games, snow cones as well as other activities.

On June 23, the students will experience a race car day where Blake Hollenbeck will be providing race cars for the children to see.

“The library program is a great idea for kids and the school,” Tiffany said. “The lunch goes hand and hand as some kids need the free lunch.”

The program runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to all students. The free lunch is provided to those 18 years old and younger. Only Cedar Crest Elementary School students are able to checkout books.

“This is good for (Cedar Crest Elementary School),” Tiffany said.

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