Local Library Hosts Wildlife Program

DRESDEN (June 17) — Dresden’s Ned R. McWherter Library and Museum hosted Gina Lowrey from Paris Landing State Park to present a program on local wildlife Wednesday.
Lowrey brought birds and snakes as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Children learned about the different animals that live in northwest Tennessee, conservation efforts and how animals are healed and released back into the wild.
This year’s wildlife program was held outside to allow for social distancing between families.
Normally in June, the library holds events every week for children to take part in as part of the Summer Reading Program. However, due to the changes caused by COVID-19, the wildlife program will be the only event held this month. To make up for this, the library is giving candy bags to children participating in the Summer Reading Program.
The library has seen a decrease in children participating, with only 30 compared to the 150 that participated last year.
The librarians are currently discussing outdoor events to be held in July, but no official events have been set.

A family listens to facts about the great horned owl, native to Tennessee.

A mother and daughter attended Ned McWherter Library’s wildlife program to learn about the many animals native to Tennessee.

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