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Story Pets: A Program for Families
February 9, 2013

On Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Emporia families with childrenages 3 through 5th grade, are invited to participate in an exciting event sponsored by a generous grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundating. Inspired by Keat's (1972) children's book Pet Show and the exceptional efforts of local pet advocacy group, the Buck Fund, the program will bring families together at the Emporia Public Library for a unique arts-based program.

Families will work together to create pets (fantasy or based on real animals) with art media and students will assist with the creation of the handmade critters. Family members will identify the common and unique needs of the pets they have created. Pet's needs may include fresh food and water, love and attention, a safe living space, basic veterinary care, and a collar with ID, but fantastical pets may have exceptional or amazing care requirements! Participating families will be invited to write a story, told from the eprspective of the pet they have created. The participants' stories may be highlighted in a library display or even in the local press!

To reserve your space for this fun event, call Children's Services at 340-6466 by Friday, February 1st.

For questions, call Children's Services at 620-340-6466 or e-mail Lori Heller at hellerl@emporialibrary.org











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