By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT
It was another fun time at the Maben Public Library on May 2 as all the tiny tots gathered around for Ms. Mary to read to them from “Leo the Lightning Bug.”
The book taught the children about the letter “L” and about the literary term alliteration.
All of Leo’s friend’s names began with the letter “L.” Poor Leo felt bad because he was little, his name was little; he couldn’t even make a light like his friends. His mother tried to encourage him that his name meant Lion and one day he would make his lightning bug light up.
One night during a huge electrical storm Leo went out and got caught up in the storm. During the lightning Leo thought he had made the light. Sure enough he had made his little light light up. Leo was so proud. Unfortunately all of his little friends still laughed at him. When Lester asked Leo to come play the next day Leo was so happy his little light started shining and even after he went to bed his light was still glowing. Friends make life good.
Ms. Mary then handed out paper, brushes and paint, and all the little kids started painting their lightning bug, which would glow in the dark.
After that, the Play-Doh and cutters were handed out and the real fun began. Soon they were cutting out all kinds of holiday objects.
But all good things come to an end; books were checked out, lollipops were handed out, goodbyes were yelled and out the door they went.