Learning Garden Groundbreaking & Live Animal Show

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a family-friendly groundbreaking ceremony for the KPL Interactive Learning Garden. Remarks will be made in the construction area from 6p-6:20p, including words from Mayor Penterman. Bring your little construction lovers for a chance to help us break ground complete with shovel and hard hat. Enjoy some food from Carnival Time Popcorn and then stay for a live animal show inside the library starting at 6:30p courtesy of Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue.

This is your chance to see cool exotic animals like a tortoise, lizards, snakes, parrots, sugar gliders and more. Jamie Kozloski from Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue will bring several rescue animals for you to see up close. This educational program introduces attendees to each animal, explains why she has them, how they survive in nature, their role in nature, and how the pet trade has affected them. This fun, educational program is appropriate for all ages. It is free and open to the public. KAEAR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was founded in 2006 by Jamie. Their mission is to give educational outreach programs to raise awareness for exotic animal conservation and care. They take the education one step further and give animals refuge by rescuing and rehabilitating sick, injured, or unwanted exotic pets. Animals are then adopted out to families or facilities.