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  • Writer's pictureMonique Gaddy

Adventures in Outreach - Summer

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

We had an amazing summer this year, so many great activities with the community! With a busy schedule and a lot of planning, we were able to make it to every outing that we were invited to and to see a lot of wonderful families and residents of our beautiful community. Read along to hear about just some of the events that we were able to attend.

We visited Caldwell High School summer school students and brought our mobile makerspace with our summer STEM kits created just for teens and provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries Summer STEM grant. The teens had a great time learning more about circuits and creating their own shadow puppets with a stage. It was amazing to see them all learning and exploring and working hard on projects that we had created. Thanks for invitation to your school!

teens enjoying STEM activities in the Makerspace

We partnered with Oasis' Summer Feeding Program as well as with Caldwell School District this summer and visited 8 parks. We brought activities for multiple ages, some summer reading promotional items, and some free books. We got to talk to so many awesome families and help a lot of kids make their own bubble wands or paper kites. Nothing is better than watching a kid enjoy a toy of their own creation, something that they spent time and care on building. Thanks to Delta Dental for partnering with us as well as Caldwell School District and all the other partners that were a part of the Book and a Bite program!

We had some amazing storytimes at the Indian Creek Plaza this summer. So many staff members from the Caldwell Public Library got to tag along and participate in a storytime for the community, and they all did such a great job! The outreach team is so grateful for their help and support and dedication to making the storytimes fun, engaging, and full of variety. We sure hope you enjoyed them!

Makerspace at Aspen Creek Senior Living

We had a fun day at the Aspen Creek Senior Living Center with our mobile makerspace. In collaboration with our Adult Services team we were able to show off our 3D printer and talk about the Talking Book Service, Caldwell Public Library homebound services, and other interesting topics for our community members who are residing at Aspen Creek Senior Living. We just love being able to visit this facility and provide services for the residents, thanks so much for hanging out with us this summer!

Were you able to catch us at some of these outreach events? Did you sign up for summer reading or did you go home with a book you loved? I hope you enjoyed some of the stories we read, activities we ran, or got to learn more about what the library does! See you again in the fall for more fun outreach adventure highlights!

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