June 28th, 2013

 

Well that’s a wrap folks…for the Gwinnett County Public Library System, that is! I had a great past three weeks of going out to some fantastic libraries in Gwinnett, and learning about Gwinnett’s rich history. Did you know that the county was actually named after Button Gwinnett, the Georgia representative to the Continental Congress that signed the Declaration of Independence? I sure didn’t!

The first library my New South crew and I went out to was the Collins Hill Public Library in Lawrenceville, and gosh were there some fun kids!

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The kids in Collins Hill were really getting into all of the games that I brought along with me. They really wanted to learn about archaeology, because it was a scorcher outside!  But despite the heat, we had over 200 kids show up to have some archaeo-fun-in-the-sun!

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Last, but certainly not least, were the fantastic kids over at the Centerville Public Library in Snellville. I got the best quote over the summer from a young seven year-old boy, who after playing all of the interactive games looked at his mom and exclaimed “Mom, whoa… just whoa!”  I don’t think they had ever seen an ArchaeoBus blush before, but I just blamed it on the sun….

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What a great group of kids to end our Gwinnett County stint with.  I think all of us were ready to “Dive In” to the underwater archaeology exhibit to get out of the heat! We all had such a great time with all of the kids and parents that came out to see me, and I think it was pretty obvious how much they enjoyed me!

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