Dennis Dinwiddie brought a variety of snakes to the Zoo Animals Live program for June. All of the snakes reside at the Topeka Zoo and are used in educational programs. Therefore, they are all accustomed to being held and are nonpoisonous. Many snakes benefit people. There are several different kinds of king snakes. The picture on the left shows [...]
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Join Nate as he offers anecdotes and insight from the viewpoint of a brand new Dad. In this installment he talks about the incredible love a parent feels for their new baby.
The topic for May, Zoo Animals Live, was birds of prey. Jeff, who is now working at the Topeka Zoo with Dennis, was the presenter. Merlin represented all the Great Horned Owls that are widely distributed in the Americas. There are almost no predators of these adult owls. Their heads can turn 270′ and their [...]
If only making “good choices” for your child’s nutrition was as easy as ordering the selections off the kids menu in a restaurant.
A popular community hangout for families has a new look. Come into the library and see for yourself the recent improvements to our Kids Library. A book, a movie or one of our children’s programs is a great excuse to visit your library. We are painting the walls – and look for 3D attractions like [...]
From the New York Times recent article “Too Young for Finance? Think Again” comes practical advice on teaching children the basics of saving and spending. While other groups have offered free financial advice for children in the past, a very influential spokesperson has now added his voice to the refrain. Elmo, the preschool darling of [...]
Turtles and tortoises were the animals on display at the April, Zoo Animals Live program. Dennis, from the Topeka Zoo, points out that turtles live in the water and tortoises live on land. So the Box Turtle that you see in Kansas is actually a tortoise and lives on land. The Indian Star Tortoise is [...]
Click here for reading recommendations from your library. Amazing stories await you. Check out one of these books – most appropriate for children ages birth to 10 years.
It’s no surprise that Jacob is at the top of the list of popular American baby names for 2009 (it’s been the #1 name for baby boys ever since it bumped Michael out of the top stop in 1999). For girls, the top names have been changing lately — 2009′s top name was Isabella, 2008′s was Emma, but [...]
Dennis Dinwiddie, who is now the Topeka Zoo’s Education Director, brought a variety of animals to share with patrons of the library on Thursday, March 3. The Blue-Tongue Skink is native to Australia and does have a blue tongue. Most animals in nature do not have blue tongues so this skink is able to fool predators [...]