Palmetto Bay Library to host stuffed animal ‘summer camp’

This is the time of year for summer camps, but the Palmetto Bay Branch Library is doing something different. It’s hosting a Stuffed Animal Summer Camp for teddy bears and other fabric friends.

It starts on Saturday, July 14, when kids (and their families) can visit the library to drop off a stuffed animal to take part in the “camp,” which is part of the branch’s summer reading program. Librarian Anita Pintado explained that this may be done all day.

“On the day of the drop off the children can come and drop off their teddy bears,” Pintado said. “We’re going to have a sum- mer camp for teddy bears and they’ll get a little registration thing when they drop them off, and then when they come pick them up we’ll have a program where the kids will get to see all the fun stuff their teddy bears did.”

On Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m., the chil- dren can come back to the library to pick up their stuffed animals and enjoy a special pro- gram. It’s something new for the Palmetto Bay branch.

“It’s the first year it’s been done at this library,” Pintado said. “I think it’s been done at some of the other library systems, but not at this one. We’ll have them [teddy bears] here for a week, so we can take pictures of them doing things, then the program on the 21st is an hourlong program. We’ll do sto- ries about teddy bears; then we’ll show the kids what their teddy bears did. And they can pick them up. On the drop off day there’s nothing else except the drop off.”

The Palmetto Bay Branch Library is located at 17641 Old Cutler Rd. in Ludovici Park, and is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 305- 232-1771.


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