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BURLINGTON, Vt. - Today is Earth Day. And kids spent it getting crafty at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

The conference room was transformed into a studio as part of the "Creative Tuesdays" program. The young artists spent the afternoon using recycled materials to create colorful tabletop birds. For the artists it was a way to have some fun. And for the team at the library, it was an opportunity to continue to use the public space in new ways.

"People are decorating them with all different color markers. We're taking different color paper clips and using them as feet," said Nya Jones, a sixth-grader.

"They're just so creative and they just need so little to take off and really do something fun," said Anne Shapiro, an art teacher.

"Arts and crafts, music programs, building with Legos, movement programs are all different ways to enhance literacy," said Rebecca Goldberg of the Fletcher Free Library.

Kids of all ages are welcome at "Creative Tuesdays." It runs from 3 to 5 p.m. In the summer, the program moves to mornings.

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