St. Patrick’s Day theme for craft day at Dunkirk Free Library

Excited children clamored to get at the rainbows and pots of gold scattered among the tables of the children’s craft room held at the Dunkirk Free Library Saturday morning.

Coordinator of Children Services at the Dunkirk Free Library Pam Czarniak has done crafts for children for almost four years now.

“I have been working at the Dunkirk Free Library for 12 years,” she said. “For the past four years, I have been in charge of crafts for children.”

The age range for crafts for children are between 2 and 10 years old.

Children come from all over the area to craft day.

“The little ones don’t know much about St. Patrick’s Day,” Czarniak said. “We have books we loan to them so their parents can read to them about it.”

The craft came in the form of rainbows, clouds, pots of gold, string, and of course a shamrock. About 20 children took part in craft day and each child worked diligently with the stick-on ensemble.

Wide smiles beamed as they finished the craft and they showed it off to their parents as they skipped out of the room and off to the books.

“We couldn’t do it without Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library,” Czarniak said. “They purchase a lot of craft supplies and help us out a lot.”

Although Czarniak comes up with all the craft day ideas herself; she does need the Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library’s approval on what she needs.

Czarniak was happy about how St. Patrick’s Craft Day went.

“I was happy to get as many to show up as we did,” she said.

The Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming April 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“There is a giant Easter basket raffle upstairs,” Czarniak said. “The children hunt for eggs filled with candy and stickers.”