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Reptile and Amphibian Extravaganza Comes to Midwest City Library

Fascinated by snakes and lizards, turtles and toads?

If so, you’ve got to slither, scurry, creep or hop to the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno on Tuesday, June 9 from 9am to 3pm for the library’s Reptile and Amphibian Extravaganza.

“You and your family can spend the day learning about reptiles and amphibians,” said Midwest City librarian Kristin Williamson. “We’ll have animal experts with us all day leading us through hands-on activities with live animals. There won’t be any poisonous or dangerous creatures, so even the youngest children can feel the thrill of touching a live reptile.”

Despite the safety of the event, a parent will be required to stay with all children aged 10 and younger, but all ages are invited to attend.

“We recommend that every participant bring along some snacks and a water bottle,” Williamson added, “and with a camera you can get some snapshots that will be memory-joggers for years to come.”

            The event is designed for amateur biologists and enthusiasts, but is not being conducted by them.  Event co-sponsors include the OKC Herpetological Society, Oklahoma City Zoo, Martin Park Nature Center, Thunderbird State Park, and Alabaster Caverns State Park.

Sign up by calling 732-4828 or by visiting the Midwest City Library Information Desk.

It’ll be a hsssstory lesson you’ll remember for a long time.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.