The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library’s digital Household Night time program has been held in a number of completely different areas, normally from the library itself or from library director Lisa Youngblood’s kitchen. Final Thursday, nonetheless, Youngblood took benefit of the town’s Parks and Recreation Fest and held this system dwell from Carl Levin Park.
Youngblood greeted her viewers by asking them, “We’re out celebrating Parks and Rec Month, so what higher strategy to rejoice than to come back to Parks and Rec Fest?”
Youngblood, filming from her cellphone, took her viewers to the world the place the library had arrange an space full of various musical percussion devices, the place her staff of volunteers had been “making music within the park.” She skilled her digital camera on two youngsters on the music station, one who was enjoying on a set of bongo drums and one on a xylophone.
The library’s desk contained a number of gadgets, together with different drums, the xylophone, maracas and different shakers, bells, and different varied percussion devices.
On the bottom had been a number of units of ribbons that youngsters might dance with and pairs of rhythm/scraping sticks (there have been buckets laid out, too, which might be used as drum units with the sticks).
Additionally within the library’s space had been a big monarch butterfly cutout that served as a photograph space, and Youngblood stated there can be face portray out there, as effectively.
Youngblood took the chance to have her volunteers, Rebecca and Alexandra Mack, in addition to intern Victoria Wright and the 2 youngsters, make some music for a shortened model of a music program.
This after all drew extra individuals, they usually had been quickly joined by extra youngsters, one in every of which selected to bounce to the music with the ribbons.
She urged viewers at dwelling to seize an merchandise to make some music with them, and led everybody in a collection of actions corresponding to “high-low,” “stop-go,” and labored on some quantity management with “soft-loud.”
She additionally sang “I Get Groovy” as everybody performed their devices, urging viewers to sing alongside.
As much more youngsters got here to hitch in, she took a take a look at one of many devices, the “growth whackers,” every of which she stated held a distinct pitch that might be discerned by “whacking” them on a floor (such because the desk).
Youngblood stated of the pageant in closing, “This is a wonderful time to only be with your loved ones and revel in yourselves.”