As part of my internship, I design my own programs for the summer. One each month, so 3 in all. On June 27th, I had my first event of the summer. As a 4-Her myself, I know a lot of people with different farm animals around the county. So, I decided to ask different people to bring in their animals for the event. There was a steer calf, a miniature horse, two sheep, two rabbits, and a goat.
All animals were well trained so the kids could easily pet them without worrying about getting hurt. The event was even more successful than I ever expected. Around 300 kids and adults alike came to Gazebo Park for the event! That was the most ever for events at the library! Thank you to everyone who provided animals for the event and to the city for letting us use the park!
The second event I helped plan for my internship was the Book-to-Movie Club. The first story we focused on was The Lorax. The first week there were 6 kids that came and heard The Lorax book. They also did various activities afterwards that had to do with the story. They made a Lorax craft, built truffula trees out of legos, answered questions about the story, and planted their own plants. Then the following week the SAC program brought around 30 kids to the movie week. Everyone gathered around the screen and watched the movie. Overall it was a successful couple of weeks for the library!
Hello all! My name is Jenna Scanlan and this summer I am the intern at the library! First of all a little about me. I just graduated from Caledonia High School in May and next year will be continuing my education at Western Technical College for nursing. This position will really help me, because I want to eventually become a pediatric nurse. So this really helps me know how to care for children. I live on a farm in Brownsville with my two siblings and parents.
Some of my hobbies include reading, showing beef cattle, and spending time with family.
Some activities I have planned for this year are a farm petting zoo, a Disney trivia night, and several book to movie club events, an interactive movie, among other activities I plan on helping out with. I look forward to meeting so many new people during this opportunity.
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