The theme for the Summer Reading Program was science. The first week at the Evarts Public Library children made their own “goop” to observe the changes in consistency when certain liquids are mixed. Afterwards everyone enjoyed ice cream with their favorite toppings.
In keeping with the science theme for the Summer Reading Program, children experimented with magnets, determining which objects were magnetic and those that were not. Each child then put together their own fruit cup for a snack.
The Kentucky State Police visited the Evarts Public Library to allow the children to explore the crime scene investigation vehicle, then the children examined their own fingerprints using magnifying glasses. Participants enjoyed hot dogs after the program.
Shane Smith from WYMT visited the Summer Reading Program to talk to the children about the science of weather. Children created their own “indoor” thunderstorm and enjoyed some pizza after the presentation.
Independence Day was celebrated at the Evarts Public Library by making red, white and blue kabobs for a snack and making patriotic paintings on black paper. Participants had red, white and blue Popsicle on the sidewalk later.
Mark Bell from HARH along with Raymond Cox and Heather Hensley from 4-H spoke to the children at the EPL about how germs are spread and how hand washing can help them stay healthier. The children experimented with a powder and a special black light to make them aware of how proper hand-washing can prevent the spread of germs. For a snack the children all had cupcakes after the program.
Children at the Evarts Public Library enjoyed “Reptile, Scales and Tales” presented by Animal Tales. Participants received prize bags, reading certificates and free books for their participation in the Summer Reading Program. As they left, each child put together their own trail mix.