I love our local library. The Timberland Regional Library System covers three counties in southwest Washington state, offering services and programs not only to the larger cities but to smaller, rural areas as well. Each summer, the libraries host a variety of activities for young and old alike. My son and I have enjoyed many of these free programs, from the storytimes and scavenger hunts when he was younger, to the yearly visit from The Reptile Man and his various snakes, lizards, and tarantulas.
Today was the newest addition to the summer programs: a local owl sanctuary called For Heaven’s Sake brought some of their rescued owls to the Salkum, WA library and gave a wonderful presentation!
I have always loved owls. From Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories to the ones that used to hang out in our barn, I have a great fondness for these beautiful birds and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them up close.
All of the owls were found injured in the wild and brought to the sanctuary for care. They do their best to heal and rehabilitate each one so they may be returned to the wild, but these six were severely injured so they will be living out their years under the loving care of the For Heaven’s Sake owners and volunteers.
And this is just the beginning of the summer programs my son and I are looking forward to!!
Does your local library offer fun programs that you enjoy? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know!