Along with all the books, puzzles, and computers inside, the kids love to come to the Library Program for the activities outside. Like kids anywhere they tend to have the favorite activity of the month, which everyone wants a part of, before they move onto the next fad. For awhile the "best" thing was jumping on the playground bridge, then it was soccer in the new Activity Center, then it was twisting up and spinning in the swings, like in the video below:
Right now the community kids are entralled with basketball. This was a totally new game to elementary aged kids up in our area. We think they must be naturally gifted at sports, because they've taken to it like little pros. Most may be under 5 ft and may be playing barefoot, but that doesn't mean they aren't enjoying themselves and getting good at their game.
In the future we are looking forward to getting the equipment for other sports, like volleyball and tennis. We want to expand the horizon for these kids, open them up to more things they can excel at, and keep the playground fads coming.