During the haste of day to day living, it's easy to forget about the many things available to us as citizens of Victoria and South Texas. Among the many treasures to be found in Victoria is our Public Library. The Victoria Public Library makes many things available to us that other communities are just not fortunate enough to have, including activities for the entire family.  The perfect example occurred on Tuesday.

Three rows of tables glittered with confetti as children dipped delicate white egg shells into cups of blue, red, yellow and green liquid Tuesday at the Victoria Public Library.  About 45 children attended the family craft event to make confetti eggs, or cascarones, an Easter tradition. The library hosts a similar event every year, allowing children to make two confetti-filled eggs for free using dye, markers and stickers.

Victoria Public Library children's librarian, Erica Lien, 27, said that the point of family craft is to use the library as a cornerstone of the community. "We love building community, so we make sure to have programs that leave space for people to meet each other," she said.

Other events at the library include summer reading, gingerbread house making and the next family craft - treasure box making, on April 24.