The Smart Cookies are 4th, 5th, and 6th graders who meet after school once a month at the Archie Branch Library. We introduce them to an author, do a little research about them, and read a chapter or two from one of his or her books. Then we do a craft and have cookies.
Once we even had a camp out (really it was a camp in). We pitched a small tent in the library, built a pretend fire, and read scary stories. Our craft for that event was an edible campfire made from cupcakes, yellow frosting, pretzels, marshmallows, and fruit roll-ups. A pretty tasty craft!
Other crafts have included paper folding (less intimidating than Origami), puppets, and Duct tape billfolds. Our creative activity last month was tie-dye shirts which was a great success. The kids did an awesome job on their shirts and didn’t make a mess – being outside helped in that department.
Check the calendar for our next Smart Cookies time and other programs at the Archie Branch.
– Gail Roberts, Archie Branch Manager