Snakes will slither into Warriors Hall at 7 p.m. April 30 at 201 Stillwell Blvd., Crestview.


Snakes will slither into Warriors Hall at 7 p.m. April 30 at 201 Stillwell Blvd., Crestview.



See, touch and learn about reptiles indigenous to Northwest Florida including an alligator and mostly snakes, venomous and nonvenomous. This free event lasts about 45 minutes.



Registration is not required. Children must have adult supervision. Seating is limited to the first 200 attendees.



Call Heather at 682-4432 for more details.



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"Vegetable Garden" by Douglas Florian



Take a spade and a hoe, put some seeds in a row, add sunshine and rain, and what do you have?



A vegetable garden!



This colorful picture book helps children understand vegetable gardening — from planting to harvesting.



"Mushroom in the Rain" by Mirra Ginsburg. Adapted from a Russian story by V. Suteyev.



Caught in the rain, an ant takes shelter under a tiny mushroom.



Soon, a wet butterfly does the same — followed by a drenched mouse, a dripping sparrow and a rain-soaked rabbit.



How can the ant let the others in when there is barely room enough for one?



But as the rain pours down, they somehow manage to squeeze together and share the tiny shelter.



When the sun comes out, the ant discovers a magical secret of just what happens to mushrooms in the rain.



Three-year-olds and up will enjoy this picture book from the creators of “The Chick and the Duckling,” Publishers Weekly writes.



Heather Nitzel is the Crestview Public Library's youth services librarian.