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Celebrate the holidays with animal encounters at your library

Celebrate the holidays with animal encounters at your library


Lions, tigers, and bears, oh…

Well, not lions, tigers, and bears specifically, but the South Lafourche, Lockport, and Lockport library branches will play host to some exotic animals this holiday season.

The Lafourche Parish Public Library has two special programs planned, offering bayou residents a chance to get closer to some wildlife that might be familiar and with some that definitely will not be familiar.

Drop in when the Audubon Nature Institute’s ZooMobile and later when Animal Tales, an animal education program based in Tennessee, visit Lafourche Parish’s three main library branches.

Coming up on Tuesday, November 21, the Audubon ZooMobile will be making its way to the South Lafourche Branch Library, 16241 E. Main Street, in Cut Off at 10:30 a.m.; and at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, at 1 p.m.

Join ZooMobile staff for an hour-long presentation celebrating the wonders of nature. Learn about select animals and view those animals up close and personal with ZooMobile staff.

The Audubon ZooMobile is an outreach program of the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans and provides animal programming for people of all ages, so get together and bring the family by.

Come December, it’s safari time… a holiday safari closer to home, that is.

Animal Tales will be bringing its Holiday Safari program to Lafourche Parish’s Thibodaux, Lockport, and South Lafourche branches in late December.

Animal Tales specializes in live educational animal programs for schools, libraries, and other organizations. Its animal educators bring in some seriously exotic animals and involve young people in their educational performances.

Animal Tales will be visiting in Lafourche on Thursday, December 28 at 1 p.m. at the Lockport Branch Library; and at 4 p.m. at the South Lafourche Branch.

All of these programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about library programming, visit

Katina Gaudet is the librarian at the South Lafourche Branch. She can be reached at 632-7140 or