Nothing quite says summer like the presence of our favorite Curator of Education (Joy Harsh) and her amazing animal friends from the Abilene Zoo. Having been a regular visitor to the Abilene Public Library for our annual Summer Reading Clubs, Harsh's visits to the library are one of the highlights of our summer programming each year.
Educational, interactive, and fun, each visit to a different branch library will feature new animals for kids of all ages to see and learn about. That's right! No two visits are the same so we encourage you to attend them all if possible. While learning about each of the animals, their habitats, what they eat, how they eat, and more, Harsh helps to bring learning to life through facts and laughter.
Again, three sessions will be hosted this summer including:
- Monday, June 12 at 2:00PM | Mockingbird Branch Library (1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.)
- Tuesday, July 18 at 3:00PM | Main Library (202 Cedar St.)
- Wednesday, July 26 at 4:00PM | South Branch Library (4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.)
Hundreds of youth show up to participate in this series each summer, and no one ever leaves disappointed. We've had visits from alligators and ball pythons to exotic birds and creepy crawlies. You never know what to expect when Joy Harsh comes for a visit, but you can always expect to have a great time.
As a bonus, for those of you who may be new to this summer series, at the end of each program you may get the opportunity to touch some of the animal guests as well. Let me say, you haven't lived until you've pet an alligator. Please note, you don't have to touch any of the animals if you don't want to. It's completely voluntary.
Don't miss this popular summer series at your library and check out some of the amazing animal ambassadors from the Abilene Zoo.