WVPB and Gilmer County Public Library teamed up to screen the newest PBS KIDS Dinosaur Train Movie. On Saturday, February 25, 30 youngsters showed up to watch the new movie, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and participate in an archeology dig in the library. The dig was a sand box full of dinosaurs, marbles and precious rings unearthed by eager participants.
Teaming up with The Health Plan, a non-profit focused on healthy habits, Darlene Stuckey, provided healthy food and drinks as well as a door prize. She interacted with the children building their healthy snacks out of apples grapes and cheese into cars and caterpillars using this opportunity to educate on healthy choices.
Finally, there was a station that utilized the handouts provided by PBS for coloring and dinosaur identification. Thanks to Gilmer County Librarian, Brigid Ryan, and her staff for hosting this fun learning day. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is working with libraries around the state to provide similar opportunities.