Animals To Take Over SW Atlanta Libraries

The ZooMobile will make visits to Southwest Atlanta branches of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library system this summer.

Zoo Atlanta will bring the animals to you as it sends the ZooMobile to library branches throught Fulton County, including eight visits to Southwest Atlanta during June and July.

There are multiple library branches within Southwest Atlanta that will get visits in case your closest branch's dates don't work for you and your kids.

"This year’s Summer Reading theme is Dream Big Read! And what better way to do that than learning about amazing animals and their habitats?" the library asks in a release on the events.

“The ZooMobile is one of our most important programs for its ability to transcend the borders of Zoo Atlanta and take our mission on the road, with personal encounters with animals many children might not get to see otherwise,” said Raymond King, president and CEO of Zoo Atlanta.

Zoo Atlanta and Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will join forces with Science in Circulation!, a two-year project, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Starting in June, each circulating branch of the Library System will receive two visits from Zoo Atlanta’s ZooMobile. The 45-minute programs include a trained educator who gives an exciting presentation using small live animals, hands-on teaching tools and entertaining educational activities.

These visits are sure to be very popular, so you'll have to register in advance. Registration opens June 1.

  • Grownups and children will discover animals in Georgia and their habitats in their own backyards and beyond with the “Naturally Georgia” program.
  • The “Wild Features” program serves Pre-K children, and compares the body parts of animals and humans to show how we use our senses just like animals.
  • To support the curriculum needs for 7th grade students, some branches will offer “Creature Connections,” where students will discuss the delicate balance of species in the food web by examining animal skulls and learning about predator and prey relationships.

The local schedules is listed below:

Tuesday, June 19. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 

Tuesday, July 17. 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 19. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 am

Tuesday, July 10. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

East Point Branch

Wednesday, June 13. 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11. 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Fairburn Branch

Tuesday, June 12. 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 2. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 24. 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Friday, June 1. 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19. 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 27. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


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