'Learn Freely Fest' showcases dozens of activities for families

'Learn Freely Fest' showcases dozens of activities for families

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Saturday, the main location of the Richland Library saw dozens of activities designed to keep children and families engaged during the summer months.

The annual "Learn Freely Fest" ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Activities for the day included virtual reality, origami, even a tutorial on how to start raising your own chickens.

"It's one of the many programs that we offer as part of our summer learning challenge and the whole thing behind the summer learning challenge is to keep minds active to keep reading and learning active over the course of the summer so folks don't fall into the summer slide," said Emily Stoll, spokesperson for the Richland Library.

Learn Freely Fest will run again next year with new and different activities, at no cost. Stoll says they usually see about couple hundred people at the event every year.

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