Kids from around the area were treated to a fun presentation at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming today.
Moosewood Nature Center dropped by to show off various animal pelts, skins and shells and teach the kids about some of the creatures in the animal kingdom. It was part of the library’s summer reading program which has events that are geared toward everyone from toddlers to adults.
Heather Lander, a children’s librarian, said, “This year and last year were the first years that we introduced programs for more age groups. In the past we kind of just had a children’s program only. In the past we’d have programs that were maybe a little bit too easy for some kids but they weren’t quite ready for the teen program so our tween program has been a really big one.”
People can register for the various programs any time throughout the summer and there’s even the opportunity to win prizes.
“For the varying age groups that come in there are different logs that they can complete, either on their own or with their family, and as they complete the logs they earn tickets that they can put toward earning prizes throughout the summer and at the end of the summer we have our wrap up party where we’ll give away all of the prizes,” Lander said.
The library has a program nearly every day this summer, many just as interactive as they are informative.