‘Tween Scene – “Gingerbread” Houses

Have you ever had that niggling feeling at the back of your mind? Like you know you’ve forgotten something, something that was kind of important, but you can’t for the life of you remember what it is? Yeah – that happened to this post. I was supposed to post it months ago – I just plum forgot. My apologies to the ‘Tweens of this particular ‘Tween Scene and to Crystal and Meagan, the two lovely ladies from the Children’s and Teens’ Department who coordinate the event. Anyway, pretend that you’re reading the post below 2 months ago, please.



Ta-da! A fantastic festive treat!

On December 6, 2011, our fabulous group of’ ‘Tweens gathered for a special Holiday related ‘Tween Scene to make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers. After the building construction was complete, their true individuality showed when it came time to decorate the houses. Some went for a very minimalist approach while others made houses that looked like they survived (in some cases barely) a candy explosion.

When it came time to eat their gingerbread houses, some of our ‘Tweens  ate only a couple of candies off of their house and took the rest home, while some managed to leave only a few crumbs on their plates by the time it was time to leave.

This was our final Tween Scene at the Elgin Mall and we hope that all of our new ‘Tweens will join us back at Curtis Street when the Library re-opens in January.


A slight set-back. Still delicious, though! (And yes, that is a gummy army man.)

‘Tween Scene is for kids who aren’t quite children, but not yet teens, in Grades 4 to 7. St. Thomas Public Library hosts a ‘Tween Scene every month and ‘Tweens can register in person at the Children’s and Teens’ Services Department at St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis Street, St. Thomas, by phone at 519-631-6050 or by email at youthdept@st-thomas.library.on.ca.  You can find out about upcoming ‘Tween Scenes on the library’s website.

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