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Family Night at Ketchikan Public Library, Children's Library
By Christy Moss


March 28, 2007

We (my 8 year old son Bryce, my father, my nephew & I) had the pleasure of attending family night at Ketchikan Public Library, Children's Library on Thursday, March 22nd. The venue was Birds. A presentation was given by the S.E. Alaska Wildlife Center's Director, Jerry Thompson. He was assisted by his family & volunteers. We were introduced up close to a juvenile Redtail Hawk and a juvenile Bald Eagle. Jerry Thompson did an absolutely terrific job, his, and his assistants', enthusiasm for it was apparent the entire time. He is an amazingly accomplished narrator. He involved the children (and adults) with a question & answer portion. He was patient & answered every question put forth. Bryce was raptly attentive & asked a few questions himself, he now wants to learn more about raptors. It was a very entertaining, educational, & fun for all of us. It's wonderful this marvelous resource is available for our community to experience.

The Children's Library staff also received a well deserved award from Patchworks for being an asset builder in the community.

The evening events were facilitated by the Ketchikan Public Library, Children's Library in cooperation with the AEYC (Association for Education for Young Children). The Children's Library Librarian, Charlotte Glover, other library staff, as well as, Gretchen Klein & her assistants ran a flawless program enjoyed by all present.

My son, Bryce frequents the Children's Library quite often & the library staff is always accommodating, so he always enjoys himself. We have attended other functions they have provided over the years & they are always fun.

We would like to thank all involved with providing this program & look forward to attending future functions with them.


Christy Moss
Bryce Moss
Norman Sivertsen
Nate Sivertsen

Received March 27, 2007 - Published March 28, 2007



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