Superheroes teach kids about teamwork at library
by The Press and Standard | July 20, 2018 5:00 am
Last Updated: July 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm
“Teamwork is important because we all have different abilities,” The Beast told the crowd of almost 200 enthusiastic youngsters. “But despite these differences, we all come together, no matter what those differences are.”
The Beast joined 10 other superheroes at the Colleton County Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program on July 11.
Superhero Storm told the kids that being a superhero gave them a chance to learn about each other. “We each rely on the strengths of each other to make our weaknesses strong. It doesn’t matter about color — whether your hair is blue or your eyes are purple. We all work together to save the world.”
In addition to The Beast (Omar Jeter) and Storm (Shiela Keaise), superheros included Super Girl (Stephanie Worden), Thanos (Omar Jeter), Spiderman (Ryan Bonebreak), Thor (AJ Chapman), The Beast Boy (Dylan Keith), Wonder Woman (Nikki Maxey-Mole), Killmonger (SaTerrance Robinson), Black Panther (Miguel Vasquez) and Captain America (Ryan Bonebreak) all traveled from their various planets to entertain the youngsters.
About 30 kids were chosen by drawing to eat lunch with the superheroes after the program.
The summer reading program continues through Aug. 3 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All Tuesday and Wednesday programs begin at 10 a.m. and Thursday programs at 6 p.m. Prizes are awarded for attending programs, reading books and participating in programs and contests. Games, reading and book reviews are available online.
For information call the library, 843-549-5621.