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Chinchillas and Geckos and Drumming! Oh, My!

By Emily Stueven on Jul 2, 2015 2:31 PM

It’s been an exciting couple weeks at the East Branch Library as we continue to celebrate the Super Reader Program with weekly events for kids and families.

Most visitors to the library are of the human variety, but last Tuesday we welcomed some furry, feathered, and scaled friends when Ms. Kim stopped by with her amazing animals. Children and grownups alike had a great time learning about and getting close to this menagerie of unique creatures.

Chewy the Chinchilla balances atop Ms. Kim's head!
Cutie the Crested Gecko chills on a child's thumb.
Spike the Bearded Dragon was a tactile hit with the audience!
Happy the Cockatiel was happy to make the acquaintance of one of East's librarians.

Two weeks ago, we hosted a different sort of “petting zoo,” when Saehee Chang brought a collection of beautiful Korean drums to the library. Ms. Chang encouraged young participants to be their wonderfully musical selves as they used their hands and special sticks to make some noise on these traditional instruments.

Ms. Chang demonstrates how to use a special drumstick.
These young drummers were naturals.
The band awaits Ms. Chang's signal to start drumming.

There’s more fun next Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Book Jacket Bingo. Come test your Super Reader skills while playing this bingo game based on contemporary children’s literature.

Make sure to check out our summer calendar of children's events and join us Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer for more free weekly entertainment for children and families at the East Branch Library.

Jul 7       Book Jacket Bingo
Jul 14     The Figureheads
Jul 21     Mind, Body and Soul Line Dancing
Jul 28     Café Goofe presented by Kidsplay
Aug 4     Illusionist Ardan James

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