Summer program concludes with bear building

Published 8:17 am Friday, July 19, 2019

For the past two months, The Selma-Dallas County Public Library has hosted a wide variety of free events for area children.
Thanks to the library’s Sensational Selma Summer program, children have experienced a petting zoo, puppet shows, magicians, jugglers, cooking classes and art projects.
To conclude the program, kids had the opportunity to create their own teddy bear.
Kids filled their bears with stuffing and a star they wished upon before zipping them up and decorating them with different colored ribbons.
According to Library Executive Director Becky Nichols, this is the first year that the library has done the build-a-bear program and it was a big hit.
“They were lined up out the door,” said Nichols.
The same level of enthusiasm for the build-a-bear event could be found at any one of the Sensational Selma Summer program’s many events.
Nichols was quick to comment that 2019 was one of the library’s most successful programs.
“I’ve been here 42 years,” she said, “And we have never had such a fabulous summer. The fellowship of people…the children having a wonderful time…my only regret is that we didn’t have the room to let even more kids participate. It’s truly been a sensational summer in Selma.”

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