Spinning a story for Virginia Read 

Continuing with all things related to “Charlotte’s Web,” as part of the Virginia Yerxa Community Read, Thursday night was a good opportunity to involve the younger members of Colusa County. 

The Colusa Library hosted Family Storytime by an interactive reading of “A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E. B. White” by Barbara Herkert, as children gathered around. Children of varying ages asked questions and engaged with Youth Services Librarian Gabriela “Gaby” Silva during the reading. 

Silva has been with the library since March, taking over for Lupe Ramos, who retired earlier this year.

“I was really happy to know and learn from (Ramos) in the last month,” Silva said. 

Following the tradition of crafts, Silva guided the families present in a game of throwing cotton ball “spider egg sacs” at a tacky spiderweb crafted from masking tape and a hula hoop. Then caregivers assisted youths with drawing spiderwebs on paper plates with a word written in white crayon so that the paint revealed the hidden drawing. Affixing a plastic spider on a string completed the project, and families left with their creations, having spent quality time together. ■