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WSU Raptor Club visits local libraries

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KENNEWICK, Wash;--Dozens of children and adults alike gathered at libraries around the Mid-Columbia today to learn about raptors.

And no...not the kind from Jurassic Park...but birds of prey like hawks, falcons and owls. The WSU Raptor Club was at the Kennewick branch with all the different birds. And this presentation is one of many that are all a part of the Mid-Columbia Libraries Summer Reading Program.

The program aims to get kids to read 15 hours over the summer. Librarians say it's a great way to keep kids learning over the break.

"We try to provide entertaining things for the kids to do during the summer that are both educational and entertaining," says Children's Librarian Sarah Johnson. "The raptors, they'll learn a lot about the birds but its also cool to see these birds that maybe they've seen in the wild, but never this close and personal."

There are many other entertaining groups planning to visit throughout the summer, including a few musical groups. And you can still sign your kids up for the summer reading program just visit