Children meet reptiles and friends at librariesBy Lewis Rudd
February 23, 2012
The animals came in two by two when they visited a number of libraries across Wokingham.
Among the half term holiday attractions organised by Wokingham Borough Council was a session by Quirks Animal Roadshow, which visited Lower Earley, Maiden Erlegh, Spencers Wood, Winnersh and Wokingham libraries.
On Thursday, February 16, the Reading-based roadshow visited Wokingham Library in Denmark Street, where 25 curious children made acquaintances with a snake, rabbit, tarantula and geckos.
Elizabeth McDonald, reader development officer for young people and families, said: “This event was based along trying to find all the different animal senses and how the five senses we have relate to animals.
“The kids were able to hold a snake and learn how its sense of smell comes from its tongue.
“They were also able to hold a tarantula, geckos and a rabbit. We had 10 different animals.
“Afterwards all the children enjoyed a wild beasts themed story time session before borrowing books about animals.”