Children Learn about Australian Animals at JMRL

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Some paws and claws were out at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Monday afternoon.

Australian animals were the focus for children at the library Monday as some educators from University of Virginia’s Kluge-Rhue Museum taught them about Australian wildlife. The event was part of the library's summer reading program, "Paws to Read."

The children checked out some paintings by Australian children and some aboriginal noise makers before making their own art.

"For us it was really important to come out to the public library to serve those who might not be able to make it up to our museum,” said Megan Plant, children’s specialist.

The program runs until July 26 at nine different library branches. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

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