by A’ndrea McAdams
Special to TownTalk News
Hibernation was the theme of the Yoakum County Library in Plains on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Book readings, a science experiment, and Texas’ symbols were all part of the library learning environment.
After examining the calendar, singing “The Days of the Week,” and reciting pledges, the youngsters excitedly sang “The Bumblebee Song” and “Bear Is Sleeping.” The group of 15 children then settled in for a few books involving hibernating animals. “Old Bear” and “Bear Snores On” gave the children some fun time to practicing their hibernation snoring. The book “Hibernation Station” included a variety of forest animals donning pajamas and preparing for hibernation.
Head Librarian Pat McNabb introduced the Texas pollinator, the honeybee, to the group. Each month there is a symbol of our state presented to the youngsters. The longhorn, bat, and armadillo are all Texas symbols the children have learned. An actual local honey sample was included with this educational experience! Those in attendance today were Avery & Andi Coronado; Brit & Ben McAdams; Brody & Karleigh McDonald; Case and Ella Bearden; Ethan Moya; Knox and Laythe Corn; Ariel and Moriah Smithson; Ian DeLaRosa; and Ethan Garcia.
To conclude the time together, Mrs. McNabb shared “Shaving Cream Snow” science with the attentive group. Each child was then able to play in their own snow!! There were also two door prizes: Ben McAdams won “Winter Wonderland” book and Ian DeLaRosa won “Winter Nap.” Snow, bear and bee coloring sheets, and a fruit snack completed the fun.
Caregivers and children of all ages are invited to attend the weekly StoryTime at 10 am at the Plains Library during the regular school year.