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Library transforms into petting zoo
July 11, 2019 at 9:08 a.m.
Green Meadows Farm staffer Jason Reilly kisses Princess the toad to see if she will transform into her namesake while “Kiss the Girl” from the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid” plays in the background at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Wednesday, July 10. Green Meadows Farm, located in Floral Park, N.Y., visited to teach children about various animals during the Haseco Avenue library’s summer program Frogs, Bugs & Animals.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School rising second-grader Alexa Guncay smiles as she pets a long-haired guinea pig at the library.
With curiosity in their eyes, children in the front row look up as one of the animals is shown to them by a Green Meadows Farm staff member.
After hearing about the strange things toads can do with their eyes, Fairview Avenue resident Diane Goding squirms in disgust.
Sarah Kaufholz, an 8-year-old Brush Hollow Close resident, reaches down to pet Feathers, a Silkie or Silky chicken, which was one of the many animals that could be touched during a portion of the event.
Gaston Tarnovsky, a 5-year-old Wilkins Avenue resident, stares down the long-haired guinea pig before gathering up the courage to pet him.
King Street Elementary School rising first-grader Emma Ramos smiles as she raises her hands in the air along with others while dancing to the “Chicken Dance.”
Daniel Goding, 4, stares at Princess the toad in awe after she is revealed from a bucket by the presenter.
Children at the Frogs, Bugs & Animals event gather around a chinchilla for a chance to pet its soft, black fur.
Children dance along to the “Chicken Dance” after learning about Feathers the Silkie chicken.