Birds and Reptiles Invade Sweetwater County Library System


SWEETWATER COUNTY – The Sweetwater County Library System invites people of all ages to help kick off its summer reading program with birds, reptiles and a lot of fun.

The library system has two summer reading kickoff events that will be fun for the whole family. Tuesday, June 7 will feature two bird shows at White Mountain Library in Rock Springs – one at 11 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 will feature a reptile show at 11 a.m. at Centennial Park in Green River.

“Our summer programs are focused on having fun and learning something new,” said Lindsey Travis, public relations specialist for the library system. “What better way to do both then by showcasing animals that people wouldn’t typically see here in Sweetwater County?”

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Both the bird and reptile shows are provided by Scales and Tails of Utah. The bird shows feature birds from around the world, including an American Pigeon, a European Starling, a Rainbow Lorikeet, a Green Aracari Toucan, a Laughing Kookaburra, and a Green Wing Macaw.

The reptile show features creepy crawlies such as spiders, scorpions or roaches, along with lizards, a tortoise and snakes. The show will also include a finale with some giant reptiles, including a baby alligator or baby crocodile.