Children invited to take part in library’s online activities

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:26 PM EDT
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The Washburn Memorial Library is using the internet to keep children engaged, be it through an online arts and crafts program or through a reading session that includes special activities for youth.

Courtney Howe is Library Special Events Coordinator at the library. She started hosting of Toddler Story Time last fall. When the pandemic hit, she began recording herself reading a book, which was then posted online. On Friday, Howe will be reading “The Love Behind the Mask.”

“It is hard for kids to wear masks all day at school, and when they’re playing with other kids and going into stores, it can be tiring for them. So I thought that it would be neat to dress up some of my stuffed animals with a mask and to just read this really cute book that does talk about - there really is love behind the mask, that we are protecting others by wearing these masks,” says Courtney Howe.

Participants are encouraged to take part in related activities and post a picture, which enters them into a drawing for a prize. Howe says she’s pleased with the number who’ve taken part so far. For more information on this free program and other events at the library, visit

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