Leon County Public Library Hosts Virtual Summer Programming For All Ages
Leon County announces virtual summer programming for all ages hosted by the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library. During the months of June and July, entertaining and educational summer programming will focus on the theme “Tails and Tales,” celebrating animal stories. Animal encounters, workshops, yoga classes, story times, trivia and games will be offered.
In addition to virtual events, themed grab-and-go adventure bags with fun and engaging crafts and activities for children and families will be available each week at all library locations. Families can also pick up a reading log to track their great summer reads. Complete the one-page log, attend a free program, or pick up an adventure bag for a chance to win exciting summer prizes.
Virtual summer programming includes:
- Thursday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m., “Whooo Ate Whooom: Owl Pellet Take & Make Food Workshop” – Meet an owl from the St. Francis Wildlife Association, learn about how owl pellets are formed, and then dissect a real barn owl pellet to reconstruct and label skeletons of the owl’s prey. Adventure bags with an owl pellet can be picked up beginning June 2.
- Wednesday, June 16 and July 14 at 11:30 a.m., “Storybook Yoga” – Explore the basics of yoga with your child as we breathe, stretch and read through this calming introductory yoga class.
- Monday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m., “Awesome Opossum Animal Encounter” – Be "edu-tained" by this marvelous marsupial from our partner, the Tallahassee Museum. Learn all about these amazing, often misunderstood creatures and gain a new appreciation for the awesome opossum.
- Monday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m., “Amazing Animals: Turtles and Tortoises” – Why did the turtle cross the road? What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? In partnership with Amazing Animals, join us for this fun and educational program about these incredible reptiles.
For more information, contact Michelle Ray, Learning & Workforce Services Manager, at (850) 606-2665 / RayM@LeonCountyFL.gov or Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.