Library celebrates rainy days

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Amelia Dale assisted children in picture bingo at the Michael Kusalaba library's Rainy Day event.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Amelia Dale read books about rain to children gathered at the Michael Kusalaba library's rainy day event.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Children sang along with librarian Amelida Dale on April 24 as she sung "Ten Little Umbrellas."

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Children used scarves to dance along with librarian Amelia Dale as she sang songs about the rain on April 24.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Children listened to Michael Kusalaba librarian Amelia Dale read "Boom Big Big Thunder and One Small Dog" at the library's Rainy Day event.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Community members embraced the spring rain during the Michael Kusalaba library’s Rainy Day event on April 24.

Librarian Amelia Dale organized the event for children ages 2-5.

“This is like read and make except we have a couple more games and the chance to win some prizes,” Dale said.

During the event, children listened to Dale read a couple of books about rain.

Dale read “Mushroom in the Rain” and “Boom, Big Big Thunder and One Small Dog”.

Though the weather that day was bright and sunny, Dale said that the event was a way to prepare for the rain to come.

“April is spring, and in the spring that when the rain comes,” Dale said.

Children also sang along with Dale to “Ten Little Umbrellas” and used scarves to dance along with the songs.

Dale also organized a game of picture bingo for children to play with prizes available to the winners.

Finally, children ended the event by creating a rainbow craft to celebrate the beauty that comes from the rain.

“Rain is good, because of the rain the flowers can grow, we can see rainbows, it’s not a bad thing,” Dale said.

For more upcoming library events go to www.libraryvisit.org.

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