Library plants seeds to encourage youth to read |

Library plants seeds to encourage youth to read

Lee Harstad

Planting seeds to encourage reading is the theme for National Children’s Book Week at the Craig-Moffat County Library and throughout the United States. The week begins Monday and runs through Nov. 19.

According to Youth Services Librarian Ginny Franks, Monday will be the start of the “plant a seed – read” week at the library and the community is supportive of the event.

“This is a national thing that we get from the American Library Association,” Franks said. “We have been doing it for several years and it really brings kids into the library.”

In namesake of the event, all sorts of seeds were planted. Vegetables such as radishes, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce and pumpkins have taken on soil and begun to grow.

“Three weeks ago the Home Extension Office had the kids plant seeds in our terrarium,” Franks said. “During this week, they will bring their parents into the library.”

According to Franks, 32 seeds have been planted and the community is invited to partake in festivities.

Festivities will take place during regular story hours, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, story hour will feature bloodhounds who help in search and rescue operations. Then at 2 p.m., miniature horses will be at the library.

The young farmers will be able to take home their planted seeds on Nov. 17. The library will show the video “The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed” which, according to Franks, is about a teacher who is driving a school bus when the bus shrinks to the size of a lady bug. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. The minuscule bus then flies around and witnesses the growth period of a plant, from a seed to being full grown.

Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.


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