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Spring break programs popular
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Jessica Jones, left, and Savannah Sears decorate cookies Thursday at the Cumming library. - photo by Autumn Vetter


On a week off school, students visited the Forsyth County Public Library to watch puppet shows, learn about the environment and even decorate cookies.

The library’s spring break programs, offered for the second time this year, once again drew a popular response, said Vanessa Cowie, youth services coordinator.

“Puppet Pizzazz” and “Dogs 101” drew more than 100 visitors at each of the three branches, Cowie said.

Denise Leeson, youth services specialist, said the teen programs were designed based on suggestions.

“We said, ‘Well, we’ll give them what they’re asking for,’” Leeson said.

On Thursday, she helped a group of mostly pre-teens decorate cookies in a dessert contest for “best use of color, best design and most likely to be eaten.”

Working on a cookie design based on the cover of “The Hunger Games” book series, Naomi Wilson said she’d heard of bakeries or churches holding dessert décor workshops, but not a library.

She signed up with a friend from the teen book club to keep her week at home and off school busy and fun.