Things were “smashing” at the Library on Wednesday July 23 at the Great Egg Drop. A team of young engineers, with help from parents and Friends of the Library members Julie Stephens and Stan Ehinger, created safe havens for their eggs and watched them being dropped by city administrator, Bob Jenne outside the library.
Youngsters ages four to six joined the young scientists as an enthusiastic audience for the big moment as each egg fell.
Five of the eight containers proved safe and the eggs survived the fall. The youngsters enjoyed refreshments, received small attendance gifts and selected “keep books” after the drop. The four to six-year-olds also listened to read alouds by Leah Norvell, created magnet story puppets, and tried a simple experiment with sinking and floating during the story hour.
The next story hour is scheduled for July 30 at 2 p.m. at the library. The program will be provided by the Girl Scouts and the topic is Fizz, Boom, Read.
Children ages four to 12 are invited to attend. The story hours are sponsored by the Friends of the Louisiana Library and are free.
In other Library news, the FOL is scheduling a viewing of the Academy Award winning film, The Lady in Number 6, on Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level at the library.