One day of fun in the sun wasn’t enough; Wednesday was Color Day outside the Great Bend Public Library.
Much like Water Baloon Day in June, Color Day was the messy outdoor alternative to regular programming, said Dayna Ball, Children’s Librarian.
Dozens of youngsters ranging in age from 1-13 threw colored powder at each other or drew on the sidewalk with chalk. They also enjoyed ice pops in the shade.
Color Day was part of the library’s summer reading program. Next Wednesday, July 20, children can learn cartooning at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
“They can make three cartoons and then use those to make art projects,” Ball said.
The culminating event for the summer will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 30. The Children’s Department has reserved Great Bend’s Wetlands Waterpark for an evening of swimming and free refreshments. Reading program prizes will be handed out at that time, although children who have participated in the reading program do not have to attend the party to be eligible to win.
This month youngsters may also attend Kid Fit classes at 10 a.m. Mondays; Story Time at 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Fridays; and free movies and popcorn at 4 p.m. on Fridays. Upcoming shows are “Whisper of the Heart” this Friday and “Born to Be Wild” on July 22.
There are also summer reading programs and movies for teens and adults.