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Library Moves Story Hour Outside At Wilton's Ambler Farm

Ambler Farm's Jennifer Grass shows children the rabbits at the Wilton site.
Ambler Farm's Jennifer Grass shows children the rabbits at the Wilton site. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids check out the rabbits at the farm.
Kids check out the rabbits at the farm. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Children listen to stories and let their imagination run wild.
Children listen to stories and let their imagination run wild. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Jennifer Grass lets the children gently pet rabbits.
Jennifer Grass lets the children gently pet rabbits. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Andrea Falkner (R), of the Wilton Library, reads stories about rabbits to children during a story hour Wednesday at Ambler Farm.
Andrea Falkner (R), of the Wilton Library, reads stories about rabbits to children during a story hour Wednesday at Ambler Farm. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Taking a tour of the rabbit cages at Ambler Farm.
Taking a tour of the rabbit cages at Ambler Farm. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Jennifer Grass, volunteer at Ambler Farm, teaches kids about rabbits.
Jennifer Grass, volunteer at Ambler Farm, teaches kids about rabbits. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Library teamed with Ambler Farm to give kids a special treat, pairing up a storybook with an animal.

Children ages 4 to 6 met at Ambler Farm to enjoy the theme-based stories and visit the rabbits.

"This is a partnership we started between Wilton Library and Ambler Farm several years ago," said Andrea Falkner, the children's librarian at the Wilton Library. "In the spring, we meet once a month to talk about some of the animals on the farm, and we pair that with some of the books from the library. It helps promote early literacy, and the kids have fun by getting to see some of the animals."

Response from the children and their families has been great, she said.

"The kids seem to love it," Falkner said. "We've had quite a few families here - we had around 30 last month, and we're always hoping we have more families come down."

Registration required here , but the event is free. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The program will be run again on Wednesday, June 9, when the focus will be on chickens. Call 203-762-3950 Ext. 217 for details or visit www.wiltonlibrary.org .

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