BARNESVILLE – The Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library is helping grandparents and their grandchildren celebrate a national holiday with a special activity date scheduled for September 10.
Although National Grandparents Day actually falls on Sunday, September 11, the library has chosen to celebrate it the night before due to the facility being closed on Sundays.
Brandi Little, Barnesville Library Manager, said the day will be filled with activities, crafts, a photo space, snacks and, of course, lots of books about grandparenting.
“We wanted to do something so that everyone could spend time with their grandchildren. It’s something different to offer. she says.
Books about grandparents will be on display so attendees can pick one up and read at their leisure.
A variety of crafts will be available for children to make alongside their grandparents, including a personalized heart ornament, coloring pages and quizzes to help older children engage with their grandparents. .
“Like what their favorite game was when they were kids and things like that. It is meant to spark a conversation between grandparents and grandchildren,” she says.
A photo backdrop will also be set up with props so families can take photos together to remember the occasion.
Participants can come at any time of the day, as activities will take place throughout the event.
This is a new program for the library. Little said before the COVID-19 pandemic, there would be storytimes in the fall with a day set aside for grandparents, but that only happened a few times. Fall Storytime has been postponed this year until after the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival.
There is no registration required for the event. Little invites everyone to stop at any time and enjoy the day.
“Come hang out with your grandkids,” she added.
The program will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 10 at the library, located at 308 E. Main St. in Barnesville.