Jonesboro Library partnered this summer with Clayton County Public Schools media specialists to provide weekly programming for children and families at Eula Ponds Perry Learning Center. Kids from local summer camps attended the Thursday morning programs. This includes groups from New Birth South Church, Greater St. Peter A.M.E., First Baptist of Jonesboro, Salvation Army Summer Camp, numerous child care facilities as well as families.
Youth Services Assistant, Jennifer Pelt presented several programs and oversaw story teller booking and scheduling. Story tellers brought in included, Louise Jones, Susan Sparrow, Teresa Clark, Veronica Byrd and Burt Tanner. Jennifer also worked with musician Bruce Bernstein and clown Angela Hill (Gran E. Luv).These performers were funded by the Library System with assistance from the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.
Additional library staff registered participants while the school district provided the facility and volunteers to staff events and make sure every thing went smoothly. Cindy Thompson, Coordinator of Media Services for Clayton County Schools did an amazing job supervising media specialist volunteers and coordinating logistics.
Inspired by the other programs, the Salvation Army Summer Camp presented a “dress rehearsal” of a play they had been practicing to others who attended the series. Jennifer Pelt and Cindy Thompson assisted in guiding the other campers to the Salvation Army Gymnasium across the street from the Perry Center on Thursday, July 26th to enjoy the play.
You can read about the performance in this article from the Clayton News-Daily. Hopefully we’ll have pictures soon. Great job everybody!