Press Release: Isle of Man Family Library goes Animal Crackers this half term

Family Library logoThe Family Library is going animal crackers with a series of events for the half term holiday.

Visitors will include a snake and an owl!

Librarian in charge Mary Cousins said: ‘We wanted to go a bit wild this school holiday so we came up with the Animal Crackers events. You can be sure to find some monkey business going on if you pay the library a visit next week!’

Saturday, February  15, sees a Pets and Other Animals workshop from 1.15pm to 2.15pm – places are available at £5.

On Tuesday, February 18, there are Animal Crackers craft workshops, from 10.30am-11.30am and 1pm-2pm. It’s £2 for a place on a drop-in basis.

The event on Wednesday, February 19, is Ter-wit Ter Who? Visitors to the library between 11am and midday will get the chance to meet an owl from the Wildlife Park.

On Thursday, February 20, sees a visit from the team at Dolittles, an animal-assisted healing organisation. They will be bringing with them some of the animals to meet library users between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Those feeling brave can meet Norman the corn snake at the library on Friday, February 21. The special snake session runs from 1pm to 2pm.

The animal theme draws to a close on Saturday, February 22, when the regular Sticky Fingers session focuses on woodland animal collage, from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Anyone calling into the library at other times will also find activities related to the theme.

For those events that require a place to be booked and paid for, either call into the library or call 640650 to secure a spot.

Meanwhile, staff at the library – which is next to the children’s playground in Westmoreland Road, Douglas – are warning users that it cannot be reached via Tynwald Street as work to build flats is taking place nearby. Those arriving in a car can still reach the library via Princes Street.

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