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Friday, August 16, 2013

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Deen Khan of Boardman placed the dinosaur "bones" in their appropriate spot during Digging Up Dinosaurs July 25 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman.Will Bradley colored a dinosaur craft during Digging Up Dinosaurs July 25 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Emily Miner made a dinosaur fossil during Digging Up Dinosaurs July 25 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Vikki Peck, children's librarian read "When Dinosaurs Came with Everything" by Elise Broach during Digging Up Dinosaurs July 25 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman. Julia Stratton (Canfield) worked to put the dinosaur puzzle back together during Digging Up Dinosaurs July 25.

By ADRIENNE CRISSMAN

acrisman@vindy.com

The Poland library dug into dinosaurs July 25, in conjunction with the summer reading program. The event began with Vikki Peck, children’s librarian, reading a non fiction and a fiction book: “Dinosaur Bones” by Bob Barner and “When Dinosaurs Came with Everything” by Elise Broach.

“The first dinosaur bones were discovered in 1820,” said Peck. “Since then dinosaur fossils have been found all over the world.”

Peck then led the group in an song of “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” with a twist.

“If you’re a stegosaurus and you know it swing your tail. If you’re a triceratops show your horns. If you’re a brachiosaurus stretch your neck.”

Julia Stratton of Canfield said she learned some new things about dinosaurs that she didn’t know before.

“I learned a brachiosaurus is roughly the same weight as 10 elephants,” said Stratton.

The event ended with a variety of crafts and activities. Children could rearrange the bones of a dinosaur to put them in the proper order, make a dinosaur fossils with clay and the footprints of a dinosaur, color a dinosaur, or place the “bones” of a dinosaur with Q-tips.


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