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Prescott Library Camp has activities to engage kids

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

The Prescott Rural Fire Department tanker truck demonstration was a big hit with kids who attended the Prescott Library Camp in July. (Submitted photos)

Submitted by Angelina Randall

PRESCOTT –  The Prescott Library held its summer Library Camp this year from July 17-21 and July 24-28. It was held in conjunction with the Prescott Methodist Church and the Prescott Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School following our hour of reading, fun and games.

Our first week had an excellent turn out with 14 to 21 kids per day, and the second week had eight to 21 kids per day. On Friday, July 21, the Prescott Volunteer Fire Department gave a presentation and demonstration of their fire trucks.

The tanker water spray demonstration was a huge hit. On July 28 the Linn County Sheriff's Department and the Pleasanton Police Department exhibited their patrol cars and SUVs. They answered questions about their jobs in Linn County and how important it is to have a safe and secure community and county.

Library Camp attendees learn firsthand about law enforcement from deputies of the Linn County Sheriff's Office and policemen from the city of Pleasanton.

The library also has kids participating in the book reading challenge for the summer. The Library has two young ladies leading the challenge.

If kids have a tracking card, they can turn in their progress and get on the board. The reading challenge kids' hard work and pics of this summer's events are displayed in the Editor's Corner at the Prescott Library.

Angelina Randall (Library Camp Organizer) and Ginny Clarke (Library Director) would like to thank all the wonderful people who helped us make this summer Library Camp a success. Without support from the board and the community, it would not have been as successful.

Prescott firefighters talk to Library Camp attendees about their duties.

Stories were read, games were played and learning took place, but most of all memories were made for the kids and the adults that participated.

The Prescott Library will be having a "Good-bye summer/ Hello Fall" coloring contest. Contestants will compete in age groups 4-7, 8-12 and 55-and-older.

These are growing in popularity in our community. Coloring sheets will be available for pick-up on Aug. 21 and the contest will be decided Sept. 25.

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