This summer our Children’s Services Librarian came up with a neat sea themed mobile program that we offered all summer. We designed a mobile with 14 unique sea creatures, and a frame of wave crossbars to suspend them from. The Teen Services staff did the art and cutting for the project, and we worked together on the engineering to make certain it wouldn’t require extra fixtures to hold together and wouldn’t collapse under the weight of these delightful creatures.
We had 170 patrons participate in this project; with some signing up even during the last few days of the program. Each week they would come to the library to pick up a packet of supplies so they could decorate and add the contents to their mobile.
Because the pandemic caused us to cancel our normally scheduled programming The Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL) allowed us to divert a bunch of our activity budget to this project. Now that it is done they will start selling them as a fundraising activity. The version they will offer will have a FOWL ornament included.