A bug’s life at Budleigh library

Jessica Lavelle, educational presenter from Zoolab, gave an exotic animal talk to children at Budlei

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

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.


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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.

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

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