Thursday, December 9, 2010

Community Connections

Recently I attended the North Carolina Public Library Directors annual awards banquet which I love because it's a great place to witness the creativity of North Carolina's library staff. This year I was impressed with Robeson County Public Library's award winning program Polar Express Comes to Life. The library joined with the city to present a wonderful holiday program centering around the Polar Express movie. The library's, new Teen Theatre group, wrote a script, made costumes and props and presented a production at the community's film presentation of the Polar Express. This was a wonderful partnership between the county and the library highlighting the talented teens from the Teen Theatre Program. And this wasn't just a one time event - the teens travel around the county putting on plays at each of the county's libraries for children during their regular storytime.