Creepy Crawly Critters at the Library

Yesterday my family stopped by one of our favorite libraries, the Mattituck-Laurel Library, to check out their program, Creepy Crawly Critters with Ranger Eric. ranger

If you’re into beetles, stick bugs, leeches, tarantulas and scorpions, this program was for you!

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My son and husband sat in the front row, eager to touch anything icky that came their way.  No surprise, I didn’t.  I’m not anti-bug, honest, but when Eric mentioned that hand sanitizer could kill the bugs, I’ll confess that I had the urge to grab a gallon of the stuff.

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On the squeamish barometer, I was doing fine for most of the program.  But then Eric brought out the millipede.  That changed the game for me.  I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

This program is one of the many that the Mattituck-Laurel Library runs for children throughout the year.  The children’s reading room is one of the most inviting.  And I love that the librarian knows all the kids by name, and what books they’re reading.  How awesome is that?  If you happen to be in the neighborhood, I highly recommend visiting.  It’s a very special place.

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12 comments on “Creepy Crawly Critters at the Library

    • Pat, I did take the photos. The tarantula photo is probably shaky because my hands were shaking. 🙂 Very glad the kids weren’t scared. They couldn’t wait to touch everything.

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