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Creating Community Opportunity

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall is giving the community tools to learn and grow.

Photo courtesy of Poorani Natarajan

Each Monday, Curio412 will be highlighting good news of service and innovation in our communities both near and far!

Today we are featuring the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall who is alleviating stress on families by providing opportunities for kids to learn and grow safely.

During Covid, the library has been creating opportunities for families and children continue to grow, learn, create and have fun such as an outdoor Sidewalk Obstacle Course and Grab-and-Go Craft Kits.

The obstacle course designed by Children's Librarian JoLynne Dougherty, has activities like hopscotch boards, areas to spin in, lines to follow, yelling out your favorite book, and making animal sounds. Kids responded to the obstacle course in a BIG way. Rather than being on a screen kids are able to get up, get moving, and have fun. Bring your family and check it out! Grab-and-Go kits have met similar enthusiasm. Kits include most supplies to meet the needs of parents trying to juggle busy schedules. The library utilizes process and STEAM-related crafts to develop fine motor skills and inspire curiosity.

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To learn about more family fun, follow the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall on Facebook and find them online.

Curio412 is a consultancy for nonprofits and businesses who want to make a BIG impact, reap the benefits of a tight-knit team, and attract recognition to their organizations by developing systems that reflect your values and goals. We believe what you do makes a difference. Which is why we started our e-zine - to tell your story so you can be known for the good that you do.

Have a story of service and innovation from your organization that you would like to share? Email me at to be featured.

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