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Friday Backyard Fun at the Library

The Ord Township Library is kicking around ideas to keep the kiddos busy this summer. Although the Ord Splash Pad will be open for Summer 2018, the new Ord Aquatic Center will not be completed until Summer 2019.

The Ord Township Library will host their normal activities:

3:30 pm  Movie Mondays
3:30 pm  Tuesday Programs for PreK-K
3:30 pm  Wednesday Programs for 1st and 2nd Grade
3:30 pm  Thursday Programs for 3rd-6th Grade

The Library is also putting together weekly independent activities for kids to do – library scavenger hunts, grab bag “do-it” kits and other fun stuff!

To expand their offerings further, the Ord Township Library Foundation has discussed ideas for a Friday Backyard Fun program at 3:30 pm each Friday.

Here’s where you come in! The library is seeking support from local businesses and organizations to coordinate and host a Friday Backyard Fun day. Your business or organization would provide 1) at least three staff members or volunteers, 2) a plan to entertain the kiddos for one hour and 3) resources to make it happen.

The library will provide:
– The backyard
– Access to water and a hose
– One library staff member to help
– Library’s insurance policy applies for backyard activities

Random entertainment ideas:
– Slip and slides
– Various sprinklers
– Wet clothes relay
– Water balloons
– Popsicle Palooza
– Making ice cream in plastic bags
– Watermelon and or a seed spitting contest

Anything to help kids be outside, have fun and stay cool. Who wouldn’t want to leave work early on Friday afternoon to have some fun?

Already committed businesses and organizations:
– State Farm – Wray Insurance Agency
– Sikyta Law Office
– Valley County Health System
– VCHS Child Development Committee

Available dates for your business or organization to get involved:
– June 15
– June 22
– July 6

Contact the Ord Township Library at (308) 728-3012 to reserve a date or for more information.

Photos from the Ord Township Library Facebook page.

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