President’s Day at Gladbrook Public Library Story Hour
April 6, 2012
Lisa Reinhard, Auxiliary Americanism chair, assisted in presenting a February story hour to youth at the Gladbrook Library. In recognition of Presidents Day, a discussion was held about the presidents of the United States and in particular, children living in the White House. The kids enjoyed hearing about the many rooms of the White House and thinking about playing hide-and-seek in a building with 132 rooms on 6 levels, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators. We talked about pets that some of the first family had including a goat that Tad Lincoln brought to his mother’s tea party, a pony that Quentin Roosevelt put in an elevator and took to his brother’s bedroom, and the pony that Caroline Kennedy rode in the White House Gardens. We also discussed how Mrs. Obama had planted a garden at the White House to encourage healthy eating. The children played games hosted by the library staff . Ten children joined Lisa in planting beans, tomatoes, and sunflowers. The vegetables were to encourage the kids to eat healthy and the flowers were to give to a loved one in honor of Valentines Day. In addition, the children each received a ruler with all the presidents listed on it.
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