Free Petting Zoo Coming to the Northumberland Public Library July 16

A free Petting Zoo will be held in the field behind the Northumberland Public Library on Wednesday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon for kids of all ages. This exciting event is being held during the library’s Summer Reading Program, “PAWS to Read.”

According to Jan Bates, the library’s Coordinator of Children’s Programs, the animals will be in the field as well as the Meeting Room of the library. “Come and go as you please,” Bates said.

Animals scheduled to be outside are an alpaca, ducks, a pot belly pig, a pony, a miniature goat, a Bull Mastiff, a goose, a chicken, bunnies and more. Inside, visitors can see earthworms, exotic birds, sugar gliders, a ball python, turtles, a guinea pig, a gerbil, a parakeet, a Bearded Dragon and more, Bates noted.

“Celebrate summer with this unusual local event then check out books about your favorite animals at the library,” Bates said. “Reading is the way to find out everything you ever wanted to know about any animal.”

The library is located at 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473. Questions? Call the library at (804) 580-5051 for more information.