Garwin Public Library to host Live Animal Wednesdays

Tama County Conservation’s educational hedgehog Olive pictured recently. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAINA GENAW

GARWIN – The Garwin Public Library will be hosting Live Animal Wednesdays in April beginning Wednesday, April 3 with snails followed by Ms. Strawberry the Sheep on April 10, Olive the Hedgehog on April 17, and a Tama County Humane Society special guest on April 24.

As part of the April 17 program, Tama County Naturalist Raina Genaw will stop by with Hedgehog Olive to answer questions including, “Why do hedgehogs have spikes? Why do turtles have shells? Why do pufferfish puff?” and many more! Join Raina from 2-3 p.m. to read a short book about how animals protect themselves, meet Olive, and make a hedgehog-themed snack or craft.

April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month. As part of our observations, there will be a pinwheel display on the library’s lawn.