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Area libraries to offer Audubon nature programs during Spring break

By Staff | Apr 17, 2017

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is teaming up with six libraries in Jefferson and Berkeley counties to offer a series of special “Passport to Nature at the Library” programs for children.

The programs will be offered during Spring Break Week (April 17-21). On each of those six days, one of the libraries will offer a unique, one-hour program. Each library’s program will be focused on a different nature topic about a different part of the world, featuring a read-aloud story and an activity that relates to that topic.

All the programs will be free, and children may attend one, some, or all of them. There will be no need to register in advance; everyone who wants to attend can just show up.

The children who participate will be given “passports” that they can have stamped at all the libraries they visit.

The programs will be aimed at children ages 4 and up. Parents are encouraged to stay, and older siblings will be welcome.

The programs are supported by agenerous grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation.

The schedule for them is as follows:

Monday, April 17, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon: South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church Street, Summit Point. Topic: Australian animals and dot painting.

Tuesday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon: North Berkeley Public Library,1255 TJ Jackson Drive, Falling Waters. Topic: Asia’s mountains and origami.

Tuesday, April 18, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Martinsburg Public Library, 101 West King Street. Topic: Africa and handprint peace trees.

Wednesday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon: Shepherdstown Public Library, 100 West German Street. Topic: South African rain forests and rain sticks.

Thursday, April 20, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon: Charles Town Library, 200 East Washington Street. Topic: The Arctic and edible igloo building.

Friday, April 21, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon: Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Public Library,151 Polk Street, Harpers Ferry. Topic: North American Butterflies and pasta rings