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Friday, June 13, 2008

Catch the Reading Bug

Summer Reading Program
for Children

Come in and learn more about the summer reading program. You can register in the library or online. The theme this year is the amazing world of insects. Special guests will come to the library to talk about the world of bugs.

For more information and to register online click here.

First meeting is June 25th at 1:00 in the children's library. All other meetings will be from July 2 - August 6th on Wednesdays.

Contact Sue McPherson at 764-2571 for additional information.

Here are some neat bug sites to visit (courtesy of Librarians' Internet Index www.lii.org).:

Smithsonian Institution
This is a starting place for locating the Smithsonian Institution's projects and content on insects, including exhibits, fact sheets, research, and classroom guides. Includes links to pages on mosquitoes and cicadas.

Purdue University Agriculture
Compilation of columns featuring fun facts and trivia about insects, with titles such as "Hissing Cockroaches Not Warm-and-Fuzzy Pets," "Insect Words Can Be Pests to Crossword Puzzle Addicts," and "Not All Insect Legs Are Made for Walking."

Information Center for the Environment (ICE), University of California, Davis
"This website describes over 34 years of data collected by ... [a] professor of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis, in his continuing effort to regularly monitor butterfly population trends on a transect across central California." Features butterfly data, profiles of study sites (such as Donner Pass and Suisun Marsh), bibliography, photos, links to news and related websites, and more.

The Smithsonian Institution
Quick list of the state insects for the "41 states in the United States [that] have officially designated State Insects." It also notes that "California was the first state of the United States to select a state insect. The Dogface Butterfly, Zerene eurydice, was officially adopted as the state insect of California in 1929."

Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Fact sheet about the insect class, which "comprises the most diverse group of animals on the earth and constitutes more than half of all described animal species." Includes images and links to related articles and fact sheets on praying mantids, Hercules beetles, insect farmers, communication, and camouflage and mimicry.

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