The first event for Yukon’s young adult summer reading program was Thursday, June 15 at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore.
The library invited Extreme Animals from Tuttle to showcase seven animals and how they are kind to their environment.
One of the themes within the library this summer is kindness, whether it is to yourself, others or the planet.
Alexis Hobbs, the Extreme Animals’ handler, kept all the animals a secret from the eager children and slowly brought each animal into view while explaining a few fun facts about each.
After a quick introduction each child was allowed to pet the animals, and in some cases hold them.
The animals present included Army the armadillo, Julian the ring-tailed lemur, Smurf the blue tongue skink, Boomer the fennec fox, Jack the python, Jerry the ferret, and Rufus the red kangaroo.
-By Emily Loughridge