Friday, May 6, 2011

Out and About

The weather has been spectacular this week and Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities has been been welcoming spring and all of the fun it brings. We've been heading out into the greater Grand Rapids community for a variety of spring activities.

This week, the Grand Rapids Public Library is celebrating Children's Book Week and the Cook Arts Center has sent two artists out to eight different library branches to help our entire Grand Rapids community celebrate reading and the arts. A Froggy or Fancy Nancy book is read at each location and then everyone has a chance to create some art based on the story. There's still time to catch one of these fun, family activities at one of the following locations!

Saturday, May 7, 10:30 am Seymour Branch
Saturday, May 7, 11:00 am West Leonard Branch
Saturday, May 7, 3:00 pm Van Belkum Branch

While the Cook Arts Center has been busy with great art activities, the Cook Library Center staff and students were off visiting Calvin College. Kids had a blast checking out different parts of the campus and spending time with Calvin students. After arriving on campus and being welcomed with hugs and smiles, everyone headed straight for the dining hall, where students of all ages enjoyed a college campus meal together . Dinner was followed by some running on the track, soccer, bracelet making, and pool and Foosball in the basement of Boer-Bennink Hall, the dorm that sponsors Grandville Arts & Humanities.

Throughout the year, volunteers from Boer-Bennink and other Calvin dorms have made a huge impact on the lives of Grandville Avenue students; helping with homework, leading activities, volunteering in the classrooms at the Cook Arts Center, and most importantly, being positive mentors and role models who come just to spend time with our students. We truly appreciate all that they do for our community and wish them all the good luck on their final exams this week.

Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities administers the programs of the Cook Arts Center and the Cook Library Center.

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