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Check out reptiles at the library!

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COLUMBIA BASIN, Wash. -  The Mid-Columbia Libraries are bringing kids more than just books this summer.

This week "The Reptile Man," Scott Petersen, is stopping by a number of libraries throughout our region. With him, he has an alligator, snakes, lizards, and other exotic creatures. 

As part of the Mid-Columbia Library's Summer Reading Program, The Reptile Man's events are giving kids a free, hands-on way to learn about reptiles and nature.

Petersen says, "Something about people being afraid of reptiles makes them kind of mysterious and intriguing, and it makes for an exciting experience for the kids. If you can get kids interested in science and the world around them, they'll want to read. they won't read unless they want to learn about something."

Petersen and his scaly crew will be holding several more lectures this week. So If you go...

Thursday, June 28
2 p.m. Benton City Library, 810 Horne Drive, Benton City, 99320
6 p.m. Kennewick Library, 1620 S Union, Kennewick, 99338

Friday, June 29
10 a.m. Pasco Library, 1320 W. Hopkins, Pasco, 99301
11:30 a.m. Keewaydin Park Library, 405 S. Dayton Street, 99336
2 p.m. Prosser Library, 907 7th Street, Prosser, 99350