Bringing the ocean home
Youngsters create jars at library
MARQUETTE — It probably was the closest anyone at the Peter White Public Library would get to the ocean on Wednesday.
The program, “DIY Ocean Jars,” allowed youngsters to visit the Youth Services room to make a jar full of ocean — or at least oceanlike — objects.
“We’ve been doing, over the course of COVID, ‘take-and-makes’ where they could take something and make it at home,” said Sarah Rehborg, the head of the Youth Services Department. “So, this is reverse. It’s going to make a ‘make-and-take.’
She called the ocean jars “sensory soothing.”
“They can take it home and move it around and play with it, let the light shrine through,” Rehborg said. “Whatever they want.”
Desmond Ruiz, 8, of Harvey, seemed to like the activity, with a finished jar resembling a cross among an aquarium, Lava Lamp and snow globe.
“I think it’s pretty good,” he said.
Library assistants helped youngsters fill the tube-shaped clear containers with sand, baby oil, tiny shells, beads and other items.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” Re
Upcoming scheduled events at the library include the PWPL Kindness Club from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, which will involve kids ages 8 and up a chance to make dog treats, although PWPL stressed this is not an allergy-friendly activity.
Registration is required at www.pwpl.info on the event date.
Christie Mastric can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.