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PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDParkland Community Library Youth Services Director Jaclyn Hoimes leads Jonathan, Klaire, Amelia, Matthew, Gabrielle, Ada, Iris and Luca, attending Jaindl Elementary School’s summer reading program, in a “swimming” lesson as they learn about sharks. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDParkland Community Library Youth Services Director Jaclyn Hoimes leads Jonathan, Klaire, Amelia, Matthew, Gabrielle, Ada, Iris and Luca, attending Jaindl Elementary School’s summer reading program, in a “swimming” lesson as they learn about sharks. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Jaclyn Hoimes reads from “The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark,” a takeoff on the “Three Little Pigs” at the recent “Libraries Rock” program at Jaindl Elementary, Upper Macungie Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Jaclyn Hoimes reads from “The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark,” a takeoff on the “Three Little Pigs” at the recent “Libraries Rock” program at Jaindl Elementary, Upper Macungie Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Dominic shows off his “shark” after working intently to get it just right. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Dominic shows off his “shark” after working intently to get it just right. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Matthew and Amelia show off their “sharks” at the recent “Libraries Rock” program at Jaindl Elementary, Upper Macungie Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Matthew and Amelia show off their “sharks” at the recent “Libraries Rock” program at Jaindl Elementary, Upper Macungie Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
The one that almost got away. Iris is proud of her “shark” creation. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography The one that almost got away. Iris is proud of her “shark” creation. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Sharks rule at Parkland library’s interactive summer program

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in School

Children attending Parkland Community Library’s “Libraries Rock” programs at Parkland elementary schools this summer, including Jaindl Elementary, learned the importance of libraries and reading.

Open to children from kindergarten to fifth grade, this fun, entertaining and educational interactive program was led by Jaclyn Hoimes, director of youth services with the library.

It was “Shark Day” at Jaindl Elementary School as Hoimes read “The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark” to the children.

They then set about crafting their own sharks using clothes pins.

Some of the carefully crafted creations, however, weren’t quite ready to swim in the deep ocean.