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Waynoka Library summer reading program visits museum


Sandie Olson explains items in the museum to the children during the Waynoka Library Summer Reading Program, "Build and Better World."

The Waynoka Public Library 2017 Summer Reading Program had the theme of "Build a Better World." Debra Rankin and Jo Ann Bellmon involved the children in various activities teaching them about building a better world. The wall of the reading room was decorated with a house colored by each child and a photo of them standing beside their house to give them ownership of a community.

Other Summer Reading Community activities included:

• The children picked up trash in downtown Waynoka and the nearby park.

• Tandy Keenan and her dog, Woodrow, came and taught about anti-bullying.

• The children learned about the American flag and how to fold it, then made patriotic decorations to be displayed in local businesses.

• Nelma Higgins explained to the children how to become an American citizen (as she recently had), then learned about the war memorial and the wall representing the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893 and planted flowers around the memorial.

• Susan Holliday helped the children to build balloon rockets.

• Sandie Olson gave the children a tour of the Waynoka Air and Rail Museum.

• John Smiley, Woods County commissioner, brought three different pieces of earth moving equipment and the children got to explore them.

The grand finale was Magician John Panzse and drawing for prizes. A grand prize tablet was given away to each of the three age groups. The program averaged 61 children per day and had an attendance of 113 for the grand finale.


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