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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Story Hour

Project READ learners, families and friends took part in our March Story Hour at the Fair Oaks Branch Library, our second family Story Hour this month. Families celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with children’s performers and librarians Mike and Anjaline Eppley. The children sang along to songs inspired by the monthly Family Book, Animal Boogie and listened to live Irish music.

In addition to the Family Book, families were able to self select new books to continue to build their home libraries, and students then created several pre-literacy crafts related to the theme of the evening. Volunteers from Hands On Bay Area (HOBA) and Volunteer Match helped the students make crafts throughout the night. Community partner, Second Harvest Food Bank supplied healthy snacks of mixed fresh produce for our families including cauliflower, bell peppers, carrots, onions and potatoes. Additionally, thanks to the generous donations of Project READ supporters toys and stuffed animals were given out to our Project

READ families to make this month’s Story Hour even more memorable.

Crafts are made from household items and often recycled materials, so that families can recreate these art projects together at home. To try one of these crafts at home, see the materials list and directions below.

Bead Snake Craft


  • Pipe Cleaners

  • Snake heads

  • Snake tongues

  • Assorted beads

  • Markers

  • Glue

  • Scissors and Hole punch


  1. Add the pre-cut snake face to the pipe cleaner (through the hole punched)

  2. Cut the snake tongue to any shape you like

  3. Glue the tongue to the back of the head

  4. Add beads to make the body

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