Pumpkin power at story hour

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT

 

The Oct. 25 story at the Maben Public Library story hour was about planting seeds and growing pumpkins. The book was “The Pumpkin Patch Parable.”

Pumpkins are planted in the summer and then harvested in the fall. The flat oval seeds are planted in rich fertile soil. Soon the plants pop up and grow into long vines. Eventually the blooms appear, and when they fall off the pumpkins grow bigger and bigger. October comes at last, and it is time to harvest them. Some people make jack-o’-lanterns out of them, but some make delicious pies.

After the story, Ms. Mary shows the children how to carve a pumpkin face for a pumpkin. Avery Hazzard was a willing little helper when it came time to clean out the yucky stuff inside. Soon the face was carved and Ms. Mary put in the candle and voila: jack-o’-lantern.

Last but never least was a party of Cheetos, Halloween cookies, and Capri Sun juice. Mrs. Bonnie Peacock and Avery brought trick or treat sacks for everyone.

After books were checked out, the library was soon quiet again.

The library is closed through Nov. 12. There will be no story hour. Books may be dropped off in the book drop next to the front door. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Alisha Tenhet, Avery Hazzard, Parker Tenhet and Ms. Mary admire their jack-o’-lantern.

Alisha Tenhet, Avery Hazzard, Parker Tenhet and Ms. Mary admire their jack-o’-lantern.