Written by Paige McAtee Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00
Once a year, we celebrate the one person who helped carry us into the world, the one woman who continues to put up with the nonsense time and time again—of course, I am talking about Mom.
Mother’s Day is a time for children, no matter what age, to show their appreciation and give thanks to mom for all of her sacrafices and the love that she gives.
On May 8, Farmingdale Public Library invited children of all ages to come learn how and why Mother’s Day is celebrated.
At the event, Children’s Librarians Christa Lucarelli and Elena Jannello took turns reading to kids and their moms. Some of the books included, The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing, Mother May I? by Lynn Plourde, and Biscuit Loves Mother’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli.
After, children were able to design their own Mother Bear magnets, which they could bring home as a gift for mom.
For two-year-old twins Jessica and Katelyn Turzer, their favorite part of the “Mother’s Day Fun” was getting to make this special craft.
“We came to the event to make a special mommy gift,” said their grandmother JoAnn Turzer.
In addition to giving their mother the crafts and cards they made, the Turzer twins plan on surprising their mother with flowers on Mother’s Day.
Coming up with different ways to show mom how much they appreciate her this Mother’s Day, the librarians suggested buying flowers, like the Turzer’s did, or doing something simple, like cleaning up around the house.
Another option is to make their mother breakfast, which is what four-year-old Serena Lepik said she plans to do this Mother’s Day.
Lepik and her mother, Jeannine, were just some of the many parents, grandparents, nannies, and kids at the Farmingdale library for the event.
As a surprise treat, all of the children in attendance were also given free shirts and activity posters from the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return—which opened in theaters this past week.
The Farmingdale Public Library’s Children’s Department holds two to three events a week during the summertime, and will typically increase the number registrants and activities available. Jannello added that she expects there to be three to four programs a day, five days a week.