Children in grades four through six gathered at the Aspen Drive Library to make their own musical instruments in a DIY Rockband program Monday afternoon.
Using such items as cigar boxes and cardboard tubes, children made instruments like guitars, rattles and rainsticks.
The program was the first of the ’tween-oriented programs that will held on Mondays all summer, said Melissa Henderson, youth services manager.
The ’tween programs, which will alternate between the Aspen Drive and Cook Park libraries, will include learning how to swordfight and a Fruit Fiesta. During the latter program, children will make foods like salsa and tacos using fruit, said Henderson.
"The goal is just to really engage kids in something creative," she said. "It's more than just your everyday summer activity."
Here's a look at some of the tween events coming up at the libraries:
- Tin Robots Transform, where children will turn cans into robots, June 25
- Fruit Fiesta, July 9
- So You Want to be a Swordfighter? on July 23.
For more information, visit the Cook Memorial Public Library District website.