Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail

During the months of November and December the library has been inundated with bunnies. Library patron, Cheryl Swayne, donated her baby bunnies and rabbits for show & tell programs in Youth Services.

The names given to the baby bunnies are from the book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. The first Peter Rabbit story was originally created in 1893 as a letter to Noel Moore, the five-year-old son of Potter’s former governess. The boy was ill and Potter wrote him a picture and story letter to cheer him up.


Flopsy and Mopsy were the featured bunnies at two Tot-Time programs where they intertained 2 year olds and a Storytime program where they met 3-5 year olds. Flopsy and Mopsy have moved on to become 4-H rabbits.



Cotton-tail who was later named “Velvet” has been on display at the Youth Services desk. She has been promoting the play,The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the book of the same name at the Helen Hocker Theater, December 13-22. This bunny has had the best of care from Janet Pionkowski and is now one spoiled, fat and lazy rabbit.



Big Daddy, the buck who fathered the baby bunnies, also made an appearance at the library. He was featured at one of the Storytimes.




Fawny (brown rabbit) is the mother of all the baby bunnies that have visited the library. She was the star of Amazing Animals, a monthly program in Youth Services.