Summer Readers learn about the game of baseball

Published 7:17 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer readers hit a home run of activity on Tuesday with a special baseball-themed edition of Story Time.

On Tuesday morning, the all-ages Story Time group learned a little bit about America’s pastime — the game of baseball.

The session began with the traditional children’s musical march, after which the children settled down for the day’s story — “Get the Ball, Slim” by Marcia Leonard.

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After the story, the children got the chance to color their very own “baseball” player — a baseball with arms and legs carrying a bat and mitt.

The children were scheduled to receive a special visit from members of the Elizabethton Twins baseball team on Tuesday, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the players were not able to make it to Story Time. However, Tuesday night was the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library’s “Pirates at the Parrrk” night where all of the children in the Summer Reading Program received free admission to see the Twins take on the Pulaski Yankees.

The annual Summer Reading Program is beginning to wind down. The program continues through July 11.

Make sure to check out the Library’s Facebook Page to stay up to date on all the events and programs at the library.

For more information, contact the library at (423) 547-6360.