This week The Blanco Library will feature Blanco resident and longtime snake and reptile enthusiast, Jeff Holmes for The Summer Reading Program. Jeff will read "How the Rattlesnake got it's Rattle" by Jeffrey Stodt and will bring some of his snake friends along for the children to observe. This week's program will be on Friday June 20th at 10 am.
Jeff comes to us with 40 years of experience with reptiles. He presented scientific programs to 2nd graders for over 10 years in an elementary school in Pennsylvania, and had a business providing reptile programs for school districts through a local environmental center. He is retired after over 35 years in education teaching biology, ecology, mathematics and technology. Jeff became interested in reptiles as a boy living in Southern California. "My first reptile was an alligator lizard my mother caught. When I was a boy, I used to take alligator lizards to school in my pocket!" We are excited about this week's program and we hope you are too! Come hear a great story, see live snakes, and check out some books! Don't forget to bring your reading logs and circus tickets for your stamps! If you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Program, it's not too late. You can sign up anytime for children ages 2-12 and they can earn a free circus ticket! See you at the library!