Underground Animals

On Monday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the library auditorium, the Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library will present “Underground Animals” as part of its 2013 Summer Reading Program, “Dig Into Reading!” 

Children of all ages are invited to come and learn about creatures that like to burrow underground when the Akron Zoo brings some animal friends to our library.
 
Imagine looking an opossum right in the eye, or getting nose to nose with a mole. With the help of the Akron Zoo, children attending this program will come within inches of a variety of underground creatures—ones that dig, but without shovels!
 
These days, a child’s comprehension of animals rarely extends beyond domestic pets and livestock. But a little knowledge can go a long way toward teaching children to live in harmony with our urban wild neighbors – even the pesky ones! This program will teach children about how humans and wild animals must learn to share one habitat, achieving critical, harmonious coexistence, since we will increasingly be encountering each other.  This knowledge gives children a new appreciation of their animal friends and how we humans benefit by sharing their world.
 
No registration is required for this free program. For more information, contact the Children’s Department 330.832.5037 or visit the Summer Reading Club section of our website.
 
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.