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Kids get creative at the Digby library


Learn, laugh, love, happy and smile.

Those are just a few of the encouraging words kids were painting on rocks at Digby's Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library on March 14. 

“The kids seemed to have a lot of fun and they learned a bit about kindness at the same time,” said Joanna Jarvis, Senior Library Clerk. 

Kids taking part in the March break activity, were asked to paint one rock for themselves and another to place somewhere in the community with an encouraging word written on it for someone else to find.

Jarvis wanted to try something new for the activity planned for March break.

She got the idea from a Windsor, Nova Scotia teacher who started a program called Travelling Kindness Rocks. The Windsor woman paints mandalas and kind words on rocks, then ships them globally to people who need some encouragement.

Jarvis decided to change it up a little to make it easier for kids to do in a short period of time, she said.

“I think it went very well, everyone participated, and we had a great turn out,” Jarvis said.

Linda Gregory loves the library in Digby and that’s exactly why she volunteered to help with the activity yesterday.

“The library staff in Digby are the best, they do great things. So, if there’s ever anything I can do to help, I try to do what I can,” said Gregory, the Deputy Warden of the municipality.

She was glad to see families come to try out the activity and support the library.

“They were learning about art and encouragement and I think that’s really important for kids to learn about. “

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