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Summer program is winding down at the library but before we do we have some great programs lined up for kids and teens. Critter Tales, a real crowd pleaser, will be here on Thursday, July 17 and a brand new group for us all the way from New Hampshire, Hampstead Theatre with their presentation of “The Legend of King Arthur,” will wrap up summer program on Thursday, July 24.
Join Critter Tales at the Altus Public Library this Thursday, July 17 at 2 PM. With Critter Tales you will learn about the habits and habitats of various small critters. . Critter Tales will have stories, puppets, live animals and artifacts to learn about and to touch. You will have fun meeting just a few of the animals that have found a permanent home with Jennifer Shore, Director of Critter Tales.
Critter Tales Inc. is a non-profit outreach organization in Oklahoma City designed to promote awareness of wildlife and conservation through exciting, educational programs. Critter Tales philosophy is in a time when more and more land is removed from nature we have to make an extra effort to ensure our children’s connection to the natural world. Making these connections at any early age helps develop a life long passion for all life on earth.

Jennifer Shore, Director of Critter Tales has always had a passion for wildlife. As a teen, Jennifer volunteered at the Oklahoma City Zoo as a Junior Curator. After high school, she married, spent time raising a family and meanwhile remained deeply committed to exploring, understanding, and educating those close to her about the natural world and its inhabitants. Later, in 2001, Jennifer returned to the Oklahoma City Zoo to work as an adult volunteer. She was hired as staff in the Zoo’s Education Department where she remained until 2005. Critter Tales was conceived shortly after and has ever since been Bringing the Wild to Life throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Jennifer is a member of Oklahoma Master Naturalists, and she completed Project Learning Tree, educator training through Oklahoma Forestry Services.

Hope you can join Critter Tales for a fun, hands-on educational program.
Also, the last program for teens, “Beading Picture Frames” will be held Friday, July 18 beginning at 9:30 am. Call the library to sign up.

For information about the program, contact the library at 477-2890. Visit our Web Site: http://www.spls.lib.ok.us or visit us on Face Book: Southern Prairie Library System. Into “Fizz, Boom, Read” is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council. In addition, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people and information.

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