A bug’s life at Budleigh library

PUBLISHED: 06:30 24 August 2016

Jessica Lavelle, educational presenter from Zoolab, gave an exotic animal talk to children at Budleigh library. Ref exb 33-16AW 3734. Picture: Alex Walton.

Jessica Lavelle, educational presenter from Zoolab, gave an exotic animal talk to children at Budleigh library. Ref exb 33-16AW 3734. Picture: Alex Walton.

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Budleigh Salterton Library was packed with children and parents for a special wildlife workshop.

Jessica Lavelle, of Zoolab, brought some creepy-crawly friends to the venue, in Station Road, for the latest summer reading challenge event.

She used a mouse, a tarantula, a giant snail, a snake, a cockroach and a tree frog to tell the children stories.

Youngsters were also given the opportunity to touch the mini-beasts.

Those parents brave enough were also given the chance to get up close to the creatures.

Budleigh library’s supervisor said the event, paid for by Friends of Budleigh Library, was a huge success.

She said: “It was excellent and we had 35 kids and plenty of parents.

“We were jam-packed and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it.”


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