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Posted on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 1:33 p.m.

All invited to Dexter Library's summer reading kick-off alligator and reptile show

By Ann Dwyer

The Dexter District Library will kick off its summer reading program with a theater performance and live exotic animals. The critters will be in the Farmers Market near the library, so even if it isn't your library, you can go check them out.

Dexter  Library
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary will bring alligators, snakes, turtles, lizards and other reptiles and amphibians. David Critchlow will be on hand to answer questions. Everyone is welcome.

Dexter Library users will get the opportunity sign up for the summer reading program at the library. Kids can enjoy a theater performance of “Readers of the Lost Book” by Acting Up Theater.

In the play, Michigana Jones is on a big dig for the very first library book. But what he finds instead is a wise talking, pun-making mummy, a dinosaur (of sorts) and an ordinary bookworm.

Friday, June 14, 2013. Program kick-off: 11 a.m.-Noon. Reptiles: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Free. The DDL is located at 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. 734-426-4477.



Wed, Jun 12, 2013 : 2:28 p.m.

Ypsilanti is having a circus on Friday. Another way to kick off their summer reading program. What is Ann Arbor doing? Fighting the BOE?

Jeff Gaynor

Tue, Jun 11, 2013 : 3:34 p.m.

"so even if it isn't your library" ... I know of no few public libraries who don't welcome the public; they don't check for library cards at the door. Dexter's library has especially welcoming and helpful librarians. I've never quite understood snakes and alligators at the library, but I'm glad they'll have a bookworm - or two.

Ann Dwyer

Wed, Jun 12, 2013 : 12:33 a.m.

I just meant it wasn't just a summer reading event-specific event. I used to work at a library. I just didn't want people to think it was only for the SRG.


Tue, Jun 11, 2013 : 2:39 a.m.

Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary and Zoological Gardens is near Battle Creek: They are open to the public.


Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 10:03 p.m.

I deny the allegation. The alligator is not truthful!