Tie-dye on the lawn

Nash Robinson, 2, proudly holds aloft his tied-up tie-dyed mask, a creation he made with the help of his mother, Haley, at Plain City Public Library.

(Posted Aug. 17, 2020)

Theresa Hennis, Staff Writer

Children and their parents enjoyed a colorful morning at Plain City Public Library’s “tie-dye on the lawn” event on Aug. 14.

Participants tie-dyed masks and other articles of clothing at stations set up on the library’s side yard.

“The most fun about tie-dye is getting to wear it!” exclaimed Nora Gluntz, 7, of Plain City who dyed an undershirt and a mask.

“It’s a great way to make wearing masks more normal and fun for the kids,” said Gluntz’s mother, Toni.

Toni Gluntz and her daughter, Nora, choose colors to tie-dye a mask at Plain City Public Library’s “tie-dye on the lawn” event.

Elise Freyhof, 7, of Plain City was excited about the creative choices she got to make.

“You can use different colors for the masks and make them in accordion and wave styles,” she said.

“This is a good thing to get them involved with the process of wearing masks at school. It makes it more fun,” said Freyhof’s mother, Gwen.

Amanda Warner, public services librarian, provided instructions on how to tie-dye. She said she is happy to see continued participation in library programs despite COVID-19 concerns.

“We just ended our summer reading program and, looking at the statistics from it, COVID didn’t impact participation as much as I thought it would,” she said. “The kids read at home and brought in their reading logs. The way the community came together to donate prizes for the readers was so positive.”

To learn more about the library’s programs and services, call (614) 873-4912 or visit www.plaincitylib.org.

Gwen Freyhoff (right) picks up a freshly dyed mask to place in the bag her daughter, Elise, is holding open.
Elise Freyhof models the mask she made at Plain City Public Library’s “tie-dye on the lawn” event.
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