The Friends of the Marin County Free Library sponsored a Valentine card making session at the Corte Madera Library. This organization is a non-profit group of volunteers that is dedicated to making the library system and its programs the best they can be. Anyone who enjoys the pleasure of a good book or the myriad of benefits and services of the library is encouraged to become a member.
At this afterschool craft event cards, envelopes, colorful papers, markers, glue sticks, and foam hearts and flowers were provided for a room full of enthusiastic kids and their caregivers. There were also snacks of cookies and mini-carrots to munch on to fuel their creativity.
Tables were filled with about 25 girls and boys creating Valentine’s Day cards for their friends and family members. Dylan, 8, made a colorful card for his mom. Maggie, 7, told me, “I’m making a Valentine for my grandpa!” Kate, 7, was making a card for her mom and dad and Kylie, 8, made a card for her brother. Even Dylan’s 3-year-old sister Brookie told me, “I’m making crafts…for my daddy!”
Twins, Elizabeth and Benjamin, 8, were there to make Valentines. Elizabeth wanted me to know, “I’m 2 minutes older than my brother…and I like making a card because it’s fun and I like crafts…” Benjamin shared, “I like that you get to make a Valentine card specially for your mom and dad.”
All the children enjoyed the Valentine craft activity and many were eager to pose for a picture with their pink and purple creations. Hearts and flowers were everywhere – on cards, tables and all over the library floor. This was another fun-filled craft activity available at the Corte Madera Library enthusiastically enjoyed by children of all ages.
Until next time, remember, it’s all “for the love of kids…”
In joy, Marilyn
Be sure to also check out The Book Place which is the Friends of the Marin County Free Library’s used book shop at 1608 Grant in Novato. It is a popular destination for book lovers and bargain hunters. You'll find books in every category — fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, children's books, collector's items and much more. You'll also find CDs, videos, and audio books. The shop is open seven days a week and has unbeatable prices, with books starting at just a quarter. All proceeds are used for special programs, needs, and materials for the Marin County Free Libraries. The book shop is staffed entirely by volunteers, and new members can find volunteer opportunities there, too. Call 415-209-0212 for more information.