Edible building fun coming to library

Published 3:45 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The Clanton-Chilton Public Library is offering a simple, kid-friendly take on the classic gingerbread house on Dec. 20 and 21.

The activity will use easy-to-work with graham crackers in place of gingerbread, allowing families creativity to create the edible castle of their dreams.

Supplies will be available from 2 to 3 p.m. each day. Children and their parents can drop by anytime during the hour.

Library Director Savannah Kitchens said the activity is open to all ages and could get a little messy.

“We are going to be using a lot of fun materials,” Kitchens said. “Everything will be edible.”

Kitchens said the activity will encourage children to be creative with the type of house they choose to build.

“They can make any shape house they want,” Kitchens said. “They can make a palace. They can make a yurt. We don’t care. We want them to use their creativity.”

This creativity also increases the children’s engineering skills as they work out details of their design, Kitchens said.

Children’s librarian Renee Edwards said the activity was a good way to “celebrate the season with children in the library.”

Edwards said she enjoys activities where she “gets to work on one with the kids and watch their creativity.”

The event will be set up in the library’s meeting room, which is down the hall from the main entrance and to the right.

Also during December, the library is holding a guessing contest for children. A jar of Christmas M&Ms will be displayed, and the child that guesses closest to the number of candies in the jar will win a prize.