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Animal Encounters

As part of its summer reading programming, seven live animal acts will inhabit the branches of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System at different times this summer.

“These acts are a continuation of our popular Animal Encounter series,” said Tuscarawas Branch Supervisor Tabitha Johnson. “We will be bringing back some crowd favorites, as well as bringing a new show to town with the help of a Library Services and Technology Act grant.”

Acts include:

  1. Jungle Terry and Friends

Reptiles, amphibians, and other creatures will be at the Bolivar Fire Station (456 West Water Street) on Tuesday, June 12th at 5:30 p.m.

  1.  Libraries Rock with Animal Magic

A sloth and other exotic animals will visit three locations on Thursday, June 28th.

  1. Animals of the Humane Society

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society will discuss how to care for pets and have a variety of animals to interact with at the Strasburg Branch (356 5th Street) on Tuesday, July 10th at 4:00 p.m.

  1. Columbus Zoo

A mystery guest from the Zoo will visit the Main Library (121 Fair Ave. NW) on Thursday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m.

  1. Lizards at the Library

Lizards from Aunt E’s Animals will crawl around the Sugarcreek Branch (120 South Broadway) on Wednesday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m.

  1. Outback Ray & His Amazing Animal Show

Sponge Bob, a yellow python, and other animal friends will be at the Sugarcreek Village Pavilion (202 Fairview Ave. NW) on Monday, July 23rd at 3:00 p.m.

  1. 5th Day Aqua

Discover a marine life touch tank at the Tuscarawas Branch (209 South Main Street) on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m.

All programs are free, but space is limited. Register to attend any of these programs online by following the links above.  If you have additional questions, call your nearest location: Bolivar 330-874-2720, Main- New Philadelphia 330-364-4474, Strasburg 330-878-5711, Sugarcreek 330-852-2813 or Tuscarawas 740-922-2748.