Burrowing animals at library [UPDATED]Published 9:37am Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Updated 11:42am Wednesday, July 17, 2013
What do a muskrat, a mole, and a meerkat all have in common (besides the fact they’re all animals that start with the letter “M”)? They all burrow.
On Tuesday, July 23, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, educators from Chahinkapa Zoo (Wahpeton, ND) will be here for our last special family event of the summer. We’ll be exploring the lives of these fascinating animals that dig and live underground.
Zoo staff will be on hand to answer any questions from the audience and there will be a chance to meet and interact with the animals during the presentation.
This special program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fergus Falls Public Library.
There are always opportunities to discover new and interesting animals through the world of books at your local library.
I’ve highlighted some of our “burrowing” picture books perfect for young children::
“Mole Had Everything” by Jamison Odone. Mole is satisfied with the few belongings that he owns until his friend comes over and tells him he doesn’t have nearly enough. Mole sets out to acquire more things but realizes, in the end, that less is more. A wonderful message about being happy with what you have.
“Diary of a Baby Wombat” by Jackie French. An adorable little wombat and his family look for a bigger burrow to call their home in this charmingly funny picture book. Written in diary entries from the baby wombat’s perspective this story is sure to delight all ages.
“Underground” by Denise Fleming. A rhyming picture book that introduces us to the underground world.
As we turn the pages, we’ll see rabbits, worms, roots, and more all illustrated in Fleming’s signature style of pulp and paper collage. A “creature identification” index is included for further information.
As a reminder, our “Dig Into Reading” summer program is almost over. The last day is Saturday, July 27.
Children who are still working on completing their reading logs will need to have them turned in by that date to receive their grand prize (a free book and a coupon for a free sundae at Dairyland).
Adults and teens who are registered for the reading program need to have their final book logs turned in by July 27 as well.
Arielle Krohn is the Children’s librarian at the Fergus Falls Public Library.