It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...a super hero!
If you have ever heard the previous line before, you might immediately think of Superman or Batman or another famous superhero. But has it ever made you think of everyday heroes? Or animal heroes? Or kid heroes?
Here at the library, we are halfway through our "Every Hero Has a Story" Summer Library Program. We have been exploring all kinds of super heroes through books, programs, featured performers, and crafts. We have found out that you don't have to own a Batmobile or have Spidey sense to be a super hero. There are all kinds of heroes around us every day!
Community helpers such as police men and women, firefighters, service men and women, doctors, and paramedics are often called heroes for the heroic things they do every day. But how about teachers, garbage collectors, or mail carriers? Can they be considered super heroes, too? Of course they can!
Animals can also be heroes! Balto is one of the most famous and heroic dogs in history. He was part of a sled dog team that brought life-saving serum to Nome, Alaska. Other animals have been known to rescue other animals and help people. Even horses can be heroes!
All these heroes are great, but what about kids being heroes? Malala Yousafzai is a great example of a kid hero. She fought for education and freedom. Other kids have made it possible for underprivileged kids and their families to have a better life. Do you know a kid hero?
Keep your eyes open for super heroes around you every day! And be sure to check back at the end of the month for our SLP wrap up!