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Yellowknife Library hops into Easter with story time and crafts for tots

‘We want to show children that the library is a wonderful place to be,’ event host says
Yanna Lianza with her mother, Jazzy Lianza, was on hand for the entertaining stories. Anna J. James/NNSL photo

Six coloured matts lie under a white cardboard tree with green and blue balloon leaves.

Surrounded by rows of books, children found their spot in front of the storyteller, library technician Kris Solowy.

In a top hat, whiskers and bunny nose, Solowy reads from a picture book.

On April 16, the Yellowknife Library hosted an Easter-themed read-a-long and craft session, which was attended by eight children and their parents.

“Can I take off my boots?” one tiny patron asked Solowy, who replied without missing a beat.

“We might be doing some hopping so you may want to,” she said.

Solowy led the group in a song to the tune of B-I-N-G-O but instead, B-U-N-N-Y.

The children oscillated between quiet listening, singing, hopping, and jumping up to browse the shelves.

The young families took pictures in front of the Easter display before moving to the boardroom for arts and crafts.

“Through events like these we want to show children that the library is a wonderful place to be,” said Solowy. “We hope to foster lifelong readers, lifelong learners, and put them onto a path where they love books.”

Eight children and their parents attended the Easter event at Yellowknife Library on April 16. Anna J. James/NNSL photo
Garett Cochrane served library patrons from the front desk during the event. Anna J. James/NNSL photo
From left, Finnur Magnusson, mother Caihla Maccuish, and baby Elias Magnusson enjoyed the event. Anna J. James/NNSL photo
Book borrowing bunnies Brittany Marriot, left, and Barb Macpherson added to the theme. Anna J. James/NNSL photo
Addison (left) Adam and William Chartrand attended the Yellowknife Public Library’s Easter-themed read along and craft session, April 16. William insisted on putting on his bunny nose before having his photo taken. Anna J. James/NNSL photo
Around 10 a.m., library technician Kris Solowy hopped right into story time, reading from three books. Anna J. James/NNSL photo