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Youngsters do Presidents' Day arts, crafts at library

Photo by Johnny Jackson 
Sisters Belen Estrada, 5, and Flor Estrada, 11, participate in an arts and crafts project Monday at Clayton County Headquarters Library in Jonesboro.

Photo by Johnny Jackson Sisters Belen Estrada, 5, and Flor Estrada, 11, participate in an arts and crafts project Monday at Clayton County Headquarters Library in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — Thousands of youngsters throughout the Southern Crescent region found ways to entertain themselves Monday.

Some enjoyed the outdoors, others played video games and a few passed the time at their local recreation center or the library.

Joshua Sebastian Salamanca, 12, took a few minutes to participate the “Make a Presidents' Day Picture” project at Clayton County Headquarters Library in Jonesboro.

The drop-in arts and crafts projects are popular at libraries, particularly during the holidays when youngsters are on school break, said Bea Mengel, youth services librarian at Headquarters Library.

“It’s a fun place to be, we’ve got something for everybody,” said Mengel, who counted 15 children and seven adults as having created projects by midday Monday.