MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The summer reading program continues at the Peter White Public Library and Monday they had some special guests. The operators of the Chocolay Raptor Center brought along a couple of their residents.
First, they explained their role in rescuing and rehabilitating raptors to the crowd. Then they brought out Phoenix, one of their permanent residents. The event is part of the summer reading program and library staff say hopefully it will encourage kids curiosity.
"That's why we do this, that's why we hold these really awesome programs because one, it's birds of prey, who doesn't love that. We love watching the bald eagle circling in the sky. And then, two, reading. Reading is important," said Sarah Rehborg, Youth Services Librarian for the PWPL. "Coming to the library is important whether it's to use the computers, to get books or come to a really cool program."
The theme this year for the summer reading program is A Universe of Stories. Thursday, June 27, is the reading space station number one, where participants who've been keeping up on their reading can pick out a free book.