Children Explore Asia With Library Program
Kids learn about Asian culture at Mentor-on-the-Lake Library as part of 'One World, Many Stories' program
In keeping with Mentor Public Library’s Summer Reading Program theme “One World, Many Stories,” summer readers at the Mentor-on-the-Lake branch were able to explore the continent of Asia last week through crafts, games and snacks.
“During the Passport to Asia program, children tried their hands at using chopsticks to pick up edible goodies, created cherry blossom trees and carp kites while learning the history behind them,” said Sarah Blasko, a library associate at the Mentor-on-the-Lake branch.
Children also learned common Japanese terms and which animal represented them in the Chinese Zodiac.
The Passport to Asia was the first part of a summerlong program series, which will focus each week on the continents of North America, Africa, South America, Europe and Australia.
The Passport series programs will continue at the Mentor-on-the-Lake branch every week with programs for children in preschool to second grade at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and children in third to sixth grade on Thursdays at 1 p.m.