The Santa Fe Public Library provides educational, informative, and interesting programs and resources to our community free of charge. Once a month the libraries host a craft for school age children that is colorful and fun, which the children can display at home as their artistic creations; their works of art. As one of America’s largest corporate philanthropists, Target donates hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours throughout the year to countless community projects across the country.
This month, Target volunteer team members joined with the children’s staff at the Southside branch for the Yarn Art Program which was inspired by the Huichol (pronounced wee-call) Indians from Mexico. Huichol art are colorful cultural expressions of beliefs that tell a story. More information on Huichol Indians and art can be found in the children’s story, The journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer: A Huichol Indian Story about a young boy, the magical blue deer and their journey.
The Target members, Juanita, Jessica, Dorothy, and Angela, assisted with everything from cutting yarn, to helping the kids with their craft, to staying for the clean up afterwards. They were enthusiastic, helpful, and creative; working with the kids and their families to foster the creative process of the artistic experience. The children and their families enjoyed making their yarn art creations, and learned a new cultural form of self expression.
Kudos to Target on keeping their finger on the pulse of the Santa Fe communities and recognizing the importance of libraries in the lives of children and families as an investment in the future. Thank you Target.
by TT @SS