Sand Castle Art Event at the Puyallup Library

Come join in some summer fun on Friday, August 2, at 2 pm at the Puyallup Library for texture drawing of sand castles. This free event is part of this year’s summer reading program, “DIG Into Reading!” Local art teacher, Ms. Zeiger, was playing with the idea of sand, and digging, and came up with the idea of sand castles.  Participants aged 6 to 12 will be adding texture to the drawings using sand. Organizers hope to make this an annual event at the library.

Bonnie Anderson, Children’s Librarian for the Puyallup Library, explained, “This is the First Sand Castle Art event, but kids may recognize local art teacher Mrs. Zeiger, who has done many programs for us in the past, and also substitutes at local schools. This is a fun art project, where kids can learn to draw a sand castle, and add texture.  Can you guess the secret ingredient?”

This FREE special library event is part of the “Dig Into Reading!” summer reading program for children. Watch for more events each week. The summer reading program is intended to keep young people reading during the long hot days of summer, the summer reading program at the Puyallup Public Library offers fun incentives to help children maintain their reading skills. All children who spend time reading, listening to an audio book, or being read to, can enter drawings for great prizes.  Plus, every child who reads (or is read to) at least 10 hours this summer will get a free book and a ticket to Northwest Trek/Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, as well as awards and prizes from local retailers. The 2013 summer reading program runs June 17 through August 17. It is generously funded by the Friends of the Puyallup Library and many local businesses. For more information  you can download the flyer, call: 253-841-5454 or visit our website at PuyallupLibrary.org.

By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com

Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for Tacoma.com