Clubs and Flubs at the library | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: March 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm
By Vicki Brown
The teens at the Colleton County Memorial Library always want to try something new. St. Patrick’s Day was no different. In order to celebrate the day in a wild and wacky way, the teens played (or in some cases tried to play) a rousing game of putt-putt … in the library meeting room!
Volunteers set up four holes of mini golf. The holes ranged from easy to difficult. Holes-in-one were possible, but extremely hard to achieve. At 4 p.m., the kids began playing putt-putt, and for some, it was for the very first time. By 5:30, they were using critical thinking and problem solving to design their own rendition of mini golf holes … some with a par 25!
This activity was just not for simple fun; there was also learning involved. How so? The art class at Colleton County High School’s Cougar New Tech, taught by Jeannie Langston, partnered with the Young Adult Department at Colleton County Memorial Library to design an entire putt-putt course. The young artists used their imaginations and created the drawings, volunteers from the library used those drawings to create holes for mini golf, and the teens got to play the course.
Then, the players were given the opportunity to combine drawings to create their own unique course. It was a win-win for everyone involved. Not only was creativity encouraged, but so were laughter and fun. Served alongside were green soda, chips, and cookies to make one great educational St. Patrick’s Day!
“We had fun!” said Jayvin Garden. “But I learned that tall people have a hard time playing putt-putt.”
When asked what he thought of the game after making the first hole-in-one, Rondez Walker quipped, “I learned that Rondez is the best!” His friend Jamison Lariscey also made several holes-in-one. They were the high scoring leaders for the day.
Colleton County Memorial Library sure isn’t what it used to be. Society has changed in so many ways, and so has the library. It is no longer a place with nothing to offer except books. There are many avenues of entertainment and education to be found within the confines of the library.
Learning new languages, free classes, clubs, crafts, computers, DVDs, audio books, e-books, e-television (Hoopla), children’s programs, teen programs, and books are just a few of the great opportunities offered by the library.
Come on by and see what you are missing.