Saturday’s abundant sunshine and warmer temperatures were great for lots of outdoor activities, especially an Easter Egg hunt! The Shippensburg Public Library held its annual egg-stra special event with more than 200 children in attendance.
With three age groups, 0-3, 4-8 and 9-12 represented, everyone had the opportunity to collect the colorful goodies that were spread out across the back lawn of the library. Eggs were filled with candy and small toys for the older children, while stickers filed the eggs for the younger age group, 0-3. There was also loose candy spread across the lawn for the older children to gather.
Sami McCulloch, Brittany Durff and Sarah Cornman, youth services directors at the library, had the pleasure of filling nearly 500 eggs and getting everything ready for the large crowd. “Last year, we had to have the egg hunt inside because of the weather,” Durff explained, “We are so excited to be able to have it outdoors this year!”
In addition to lots of eggs and candy, those visiting the library also had the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and have their photo taken with him. There were also crafts and games inside, as well as live bunnies for everyone to see.
The event is an opportunity for those of all ages to come together, enjoy a day of fun and learning, and explore the library and all it has to offer.