PARIS — As part of the Paris Public Library’s “Everyday is Earth Day” summer offerings, Eco-Heroes is an activity group for children ages 7 to 12. The group meets at 1 p.m.Mondays and explores stories of how children around the world made a difference for the environment. The program also includes making a craft, recycling common items.

On July 20, the group will read “Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor,” a girl from Maine who created a paper bag maker. The craft will be making gift boxes from old greeting cards and calendars.

On July 27, the featured story will be “One Hen,” a story of how micro-loans helped ease poverty in Ghana. Participants will play Jeopardy for free books.

On Aug. 3, “The Water Gift and the Pig of the Pig,” a story set in Maine, will be read, with the craft making collages from a variety of paper and foil products.

On Aug. 10, the story, “The Dump Man’s Treasures” by Maine author Lynn Plourde, will teach taking personal responsibility for the environment.

The programs are free and open to any child in the community. For more information, contact the Paris Public Library at 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]


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