Mesquite Library Hosts Summer Challenge Launch

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By BOBBIE GREEN

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Children dance in their glorw-in-the-dark gear at a summer launch party recently held at the Mesquite Library. PHOTO BY BOBBIE GREEN/Progress

There’s something new at this year’s Mesquite Library Summer Challenge. It is not only for children but it is also open to adults.

A kick off for the challenge was held at the Mesquite Library Branch on Thursday, May 26. Library manager Judy Sargent told the children that the challenge was also for their parents.

The library’s community room was filled with balloons for the launch party. The lights were left off in the room because it was to be a glow-in-the-dark party. Nearly 50 people showed up, including very energetic and enthusiastic parents and children.

Children could play four games to win a glow-in-the-dark prize. After the games came the dance competition which was not lacking in participation.

The summer challenge for kids covers different areas: a little something for everyone. Children can win prizes by reading and doing other activities. There is a coloring and art contest, from August 1st to August 6th. Reading competition and summer activities and coloring for children, teenagers and adults from May 15 to July 31. Prices vary and include a chrome book or Pizza Hut pizzas. Both children and adults must register the books they have read at the library to be eligible for the prizes.

More fun activities and events are coming to the Mesquite Library branch. These include Lego Club every Monday at 3:30 p.m. and Teen Paint Night on Tuesday, June 7 at 4 p.m. The Summer Shadow Puppet Show is coming to Mesquite on Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. Open Mic for Teens takes place on Fridays at 4 p.m. The not-to-be-missed annual appearance of the Marionettes de Fratello will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. All regular library programs will continue throughout the summer.
“The library has a lot to do this summer for kids and adults!” said Sargent.

Programs for adults will also be presented. Check with the library for dates and times. For more information, call 702-346-5224.

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