By LYDIA BERGLAR
Marking the end of the 2023 summer programs at the Dade County Library, the Georgia Ag Experience bus made a stop on July 21. People interacted with the mobile classroom stations that highlighted Georgia’s agriculture industries, such as cotton and livestock.
According to the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture “The Georgia Ag Experience uses technology and digital learning so students can take a deep-dive into seven different Georgia agricultural commodities.”
At the Lego station inside the library, kids built farm scenes from the blocks. Several young patrons made chicken coops complete with nesting boxes and hatcheries, noting that their families raise chickens.
The library reported that (not including July 21), approximately 100 books had been given away through the Summer Reading Challenge and approximately 1,100 people attended the summer programs. The library hosted seven children’s programs, four teen programs, and four adult programs.
The library staff, Friends of the Library, and library patrons are extremely grateful to the community sponsors who funded these programs.