Children’s Week

“Hanging of the Hands” Initiative

Tens of thousands of pieces of “hand art” will be hung in the Florida Capitol Rotunda starting Sunday, January 21, through Friday, January 26, creating an amazing display of children’s art. Hand art is decorated by children throughout the State of Florida and collected at child care centers, schools, and libraries across the state. The hands hang in the Capitol Rotunda as a reminder to legislators and advocates that we must take care of our most previous commodity – our children.

 

Local Events

If you would like for your child’s hand art to be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda during Children’s Week, visit one of the following Northwest Florida public library locations to create art at a special art station. If your child is a Voluntary Prekindergarten student or receiving services through School Readiness, encourage your child’s teacher to participate with us as we encourage all of our contracted providers to create hand art with their students.

If you choose to take a picture of your child with their child art, please tag the masterpiece on social media with #GiveUsAHand.

Above: Capitol Rotunda with Hand Art from throughout the State of Florida, 2017

 

2017-2018 Participating Locations

Bay County Public Libraries

Parker Public Library

Panama City Beach Public Library

Bay County Public Library

Springfield Public Library

Visit http://www.nwrls.lib.fl.us/ to learn more about the libraries within the Northwest Florida Regional Library System.

 

Calhoun County Public Libraries

Blountstown Public Library

Altha Public Library

Hugh Creek Park Public Library

Kinard Park Public Library

Mossy Pond Park Public Library

Shelton’s Park Public Library

Visit www.ccpl-fl.net to learn more about the libraries within the Calhoun County Public Library system.

 

Franklin County Public Libraries

Eastpoint Branch

Carabelle Branch

Visit fcpl.wildernesscoast.org for more information about libraries within the Franklin County Public Library system.

 

Gulf County

Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library

Charles Whitehead Public Library

Visit www.nwrls.lib.fl.us/ to learn more about libraries within the Northwest Florida Regional Library System.

 

Holmes County Public Library

Bonifay Branch

Visit www.myhcpl.org to learn more about the Holmes County Public Library.

 

Jackson County Public Library

Marianna Branch

Graceville Branch

Greenwood Branch

Visit www.jcplfl.org to learn more about the libraries within the Jackson County Public Library system.

 

Washington County Public Libraries

Chipley Library

Wausau Public Library

Sam Mitchell Public Library (Vernon Library)

Sunny Hills Public Library

Visit http://www.wcplfl.com/ to learn more about the libraries within the Washington County Public Library system.

 

Above: Art Station at the Calhoun County Public Library in Blountstown, Florida (March 2017)

Above: Art Station at the Bay County Public Library in Panama City, Florida (March 2017)