The month of June is devoted to zoos and aquariums. Did you know that there are over 10,000 zoos worldwide? We have several in New England, the closest being Zoo New England (Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham). The New England Aquarium in Boston is probably the closest aquarium, but there are also three aquariums in Maine, and two in Connecticut.
Lucky for you, the library pass to the New England Aquarium is bookable during the celebratory month of June. The Aquarium does not honor library passes during July and August. We also have passes to Zoo New England, available year-round. Both of these passes have been donated to the Library by FLOW and may be booked online here (please have your Nesmith library card ready). Money raised at the recent Strawberry Festival and Book Sale go toward the purchase of museum passes, library events, and other library improvement projects.
Some of my favorite children's picture books from years past are about zoos. Here are a few titles:
Carrick, Carol. Patrick's Dinosaurs. [JP CAR]
Fatio. Louise. The Happy Lion. [JP FAT]
Hendrick, Mary Jean. If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo. [JP HEN]
Lopshire, Robert. Put Me in the Zoo. [E LOP]