Friday, November 22, 2013

The Wonderful World of Reptiles Takes Over the Library

On Saturday evening, the Library became a fascinating reptile exhibit as exciting as a trip to the zoo. The Friends of the Library hosted this amazing free educational event which included photos of a variety of animals and reptiles from various areas, live reptiles, and many other fascinating things related to reptiles, like snake skins.

The hosts for the evening were Russ Walker and Carol Miserlian (Friends of the Library President). The evening began with a thoroughly entertaining and educational slideshow highlighting snakes, lizards, turtles, and more from various parts of the United States, as well as other countries.

Once the slideshow was completed, we moved on to items that had been confiscated or abandoned at the airport, as well as other fascinating items. All of the items were passed around the audience, which thrilled the adults as much as the children.

The item that received the most attention from the children was the extremely large snake skin.

Finally, the moment all of the children had been waiting for...the live reptiles. Many live reptiles were passed around the room, some in containers but not all of them. We began with small snakes and lizards, slowly working our way up to the larger reptiles.

With each container, the level of excitement amongst the kids elevated. They all listened so intently to the information about the reptiles throughout the event, proving that learning can be exciting and FUN!

I have to say that this was a fantastic library event. The community showed up in full force to support the library and learn about our reptilian friends. If you were unable to attend The Wonderful World of Reptiles event, you can see some of these amazing reptiles during our annual Earth Day event this Spring.

A special thank you to all of the members of the Friends of the Library group for hosting this fascinating educational event and bringing the Library and the community closer together.