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Fairy festival at St. Helens library

Children transform into fairies during a summer crafting event

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Dakota Reinhart, 7, colors a paper butterfly in the St. Helens Public Library auditorium on Friday, July 8. Lisa Reinhart, Dakota's mom, helped her with various crafts throughout the afternoon.Children at the St. Helens Public Library were just one step away from learning to fly like fairies at a "Fairy Festival" hosted last week on Friday, July 8.

With several crafting tables set up for children to make wands, butterfly companions and light jars designed to catch fairies, youngsters were able to spend the afternoon playing dress-up and creating their own keepsakes.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - A crafting station was set up in the hallway of the library where children could create their own wands using wooden pencils, ribbons, stickers and other crafting supplies.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - A third station outside on the library's patio was set up with elastic, pipe cleaners and colorful beads for children to make their own jewelry, necklaces and bracelets.