快猫vip破解版黄短视频Libraries present visitors infinite possibilities and boundless potential for adventure, entertainment and enlightenment, and that’s all just what’s between the pages of the books.
But beyond the books, Greenwood’s library provides opportunities for children to explore, engage and be entertained in ways that challenge them. One of the many programs library staff put together are their regular puppet shows.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频On Saturday, 26-year library veteran Marf Shopmyer donned the role of an extraordinarily talented, knitting grandmother, tasked with knitting together mittens for all the children in town. The puppet on her hand flicked the knitting needles dexterously, gesturing and bobbing her head as Shopmyer made her speak in tandem with a story played on tape.
The more than two dozen children in the audience were transfixed, often stopping other children from distracting them from the story Shopmyer wove, with some assistance from Drake Calo, who helped with props and played the role of Granny’s cat.
Afterward, Calo donned the role of storyteller, and with the help of his goose puppet named Andre, walked the children through the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
With a background in theater, helping the library with these puppet shows seemed to Calo a good way to get some practical experience working with children while he studies early childhood education at Lander University. Shopmyer herself started doing puppetry at the library nearly two decades ago, and has been as transfixed by the medium as the children have been.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频“First of all, they’re all so cute,” she said of the puppets. “Doing story time and doing puppet shows really feeds that theater bug.”
The stories they tell with puppets are engaging, and then children are invited to weave their own narratives at an interactive puppet show stage in the library. Jody Gable, children’s services coordinator for the Greenwood County Library System, said it’s all part of a bigger effort to provide educational opportunities for children of all ages.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频“We can help families and caregivers with children from birth to anywhere up to when they’re teens and they go up to our teen room.”
快猫vip破解版黄短视频With the new year around the corner, she said she’s excited to offer a bevy of events and regular story times for children. For information on upcoming events, visit the library for a schedule or calendar, or go online at .
“Most people, if we can get them in the first time, then they soon become regulars,” Gable said.