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The children's room at the Paso Robles Library.

The children’s room at the Paso Robles Library.

New program invites kids to engage in creativity and experimentation

—The Paso Robles City Library invites children of all ages to participate in a new program beginning in January called “Maker Mondays.” The last Monday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Library Story Room, children will experiment and explore the world around them through art, crafts, and experiments. According to children’s librarian Melissa Bailey, “Maker programs foster creativity, curiosity, and confidence in children and inspire them to share and try new ideas.”

Maker Mondays are scheduled for Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27 and April 24.

“Each program will be different and will use arts, crafts, and cool experiments to get children excited about learning outside of school,” said Bailey. “Themes will include exploring sound, density, composting and recycling and hosted by Library staff and our wonderful volunteers.”

According to the Center for Childhood Creativity, “Creativity is not a fixed quantity, but rather a renewable resource that can be improved and nurtured by optimizing the environment that allows an individual’s creative potential to blossom.” By offering programming like Maker Mondays, we hope to provide this type of environment at the Library and encourage all children to fulfill their creative potential.”

The program is free but limited to the first 30 participants. Tickets will be available at the children’s desk beginning at 3:30 pm the day of the program. For more information about Maker Mondays, contact Melissa Bailey at mbailey@prcity.com or visit www.prcity.com/library.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.

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