Waynesville Library to Offer Youth Arts Program

By Haywood County Library | Jun 07, 2013

This summer, the Waynesville branch of Haywood County Public Library and the Daydreamz project will partner to bring a unique opportunity to local youth.  Adventurous youth ages 8-12 years old are invited to explore their creativity, as well as their community. Participants of varied abilities and backgrounds will engage together in art, music, and drama activities, while discovering community-building, through an enchanting story of settling differences and creating World Peace.

“And to Think that We Thought that We’d Never be Friends” is a 5-week program beginning Wednesday, June 12.  Participants will meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. through July 12. (There will be no program on July 5.) On Friday, July 12, at 5 p.m., a Summer Celebration will unveil the creativity shared by these youth during their five weeks of expressive-arts discovery. All are welcome to join the celebration.

Parents and caregivers of youth with special needs are encouraged to involve their youth in this inclusive-arts program. Daydreamz facilitators have a broad base of experience working with all ages and abilities in community-arts explorations. Youth will make rain sticks, drums, masks, giant props or puppets, and paint scenic backdrops or murals for a fun-filled finale/ exhibition of the theme-story. Older youth, looking for enriching volunteer experience, are also invited to participate as mentors or “shadows”; bring your curiosity and adventurous spirit and come join the project. For more information call Daydreamz at 476-4231, or to register your youth, please contact Lisa Hartzell at the Waynesville Library at 452-5169.