Children enjoy library summer programming

| June 22, 2018

Four year-olds Makayla Gress and Cadence Watson enjoyed the library’s rock buffet program on June 21, with Watson’s grandmother Carol Watson. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – The basement meeting room at the Coshocton Public Library was packed with children enjoying a rock buffet.

The June 21 program used food to teach the children about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock forms.

Four year-olds Makayla Gress and Cadence Watson enjoyed the program with Watson’s grandmother Carol Watson. Both girls really liked the lesson involving ice cream.

“They used vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup to talk to them about lava,” Carol said.

Children’s library Deborah Crowdy said that was the example used to explain igneous rock forms.

Sedimentary rock forms were demonstrated by putting three different colors of Starburst on top of each other, wrapping them in foil and then pressing down on them.

Peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk and butter were put in a zip lock bag and the heat and pressure from little hands made edible metamorphic rocks.

Carol said this was the second library program in a week that the girls attended.

“They love the library,” she said.

These three children got an up close look at Spiny the Spinosaurus, who was the guest of honor at a special Coshocton Public Library event held June 19 at Roscoe United Methodist Church. Josie Sellers | Beacon

Both girls were excited that on June 19 they got to see Spiny the Spinosaurus, who was the guest of honor at a special library event held at Roscoe United Methodist Church.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History traveling show called Spinosaurus Encounter was hosted by Dr. Dino. With the help of Dr. Dino, attendees were able to dig through the layers of the earth to learn about the Spinosaurus’ habitat, what it ate and how big it was. The show lasted 45 minutes and was geared toward students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

“We’ve been able to have great programming because of the support of Coshocton businesses and organizations,” Crowdy said.




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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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