On Saint Patrick’s Day, the Vida Del Norte Coalition partnered with the Questa Public Library to host the Lucky Leprechaun Treasure Hunt. It snowed the night before, but Lucky the Leprechaun still left a trail of clues both outside and inside the library that led kids to a box of treasures heaping with fun small gifts for all ages—sketch books, paints, stickers, items for the home, toys, and Saint Patrick’s Day-themed gifts.
It was nice to have our library as a hub for this activity, because the kids played in the children’s section of the library after the hunt. It’s a great place for young children to interact in engaging and creative play and also get to spend some time with a wonderful selection of children’s books.
Did you know that the library hosts other activities, too? The Dropped Stitch club, computer classes, kids’ activities, including crafts, and also visiting facilitators such as Twirl and other groups. (See Twirl outreach project story) The Vida Del Norte Coalition valued the experience of partnering with the library because one of our goals is to foster community partnerships that help to strengthen prevention efforts of substance misuse among our youth. Library Director Sharon Nicholson and her assistants, Kate Mann and Valerie Vigil, were extremely helpful and welcoming in organizing the Treasure Hunt.
Vida Del Norte anticipates lots of fun at the Easter Egg Hunt and looks forward to more great partnerships in the future with the library, along with other community organizations.
Vida Del Norte would also like to thank local businesses Frank’s Eats and Sweets and Party On Rentals for their generous donations which helped to purchase the items in the Lucky Leprechaun Treasure Chest.
You can find out more about activities happening at the Library and with Vida Del Norte or donate to help support the efforts of these organizations by visiting their webpages at questalibrary.org and vidadelnorte.com. You can find out specific details about the Easter Egg Hunt and the other activities that happen at the library by visiting their webpage. And also keep an eye on the Questa Del Rio News Community Calendar, page 38.