Summertime Fun at the Kenilworth Public Library
Submitted by Robin Koerner
The Kenilworth Public Library wrapped up summer with plenty of fun programs.
Learning About Wolves and Wolf Dogs was recently presented at the Kenilworth Public Library. Children and their families had an opportunity to learn about these animals and how to provide them with a safer and healthier environment. This program was presented by Howling Woods Farm owner, Mike Hodanish. This program was funded by a Clean Communities Grant given to the Borough of Kenilworth.
The Recycling Magic and Science Show was presented by Dikki Ellis at The Kenilworth Public Library. This interactive comedy recycling show incorporated various scientific concepts using recycled materials, magic tricks and lots of fun. Dikki Ellis has been associated with The Big Apple Circus for over 30 years, and was a founding member of “The Clown Care Unit”. Clown Care is a program that provides visits from specially trained clowns to individuals in hospitals. These visits have been shown to help in lifting patients moods with the positive power of hope and humor. This program was funded by a Recycling Grant given to The Borough of Kenilworth.
Also recently presented was Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop for children ages 4 – 12 years old. Children listened to the story The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and then created their own personalized raccoon. Each participant was able to dress and name their animal with a birth certificate. This program was funded by The Friends of The Kenilworth Public Library.
Learning About Miniature Therapy Horses was recently presented at The Kenilworth Public Library by Maureen Coultas, owner of Hope’s Promise located in Chester, NJ. Children had an opportunity to meet Michaelangelo, a miniature therapy horse, and learn how these beautiful animals are helping people with physical and developmental challenges. This program has been funded by The Friends of The Kenilworth Public Library.
Visit the library’s website kenilworthlibrary.org, call 908-276-2451 or visit 548 Boulevard to learn about all the upcoming programs.