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Special event honors ‘National Pet Month’

The Farmington Public Library is going to the dogs – and cats – for the month of May.

Kim La Breyere with the Farmington Public Library said the staff is recognizing National Pet Month with a unique event, while helping out animals up for adoption as well.

During the month of May, patrons are invited to check out pet or animal related items from any genre for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses. The drawing will take place at the end of the month.

A poster shows all the prizes donated by local businesses for the Farmington Public Library's National Pet Month event. 

A poster shows all the prizes donated by local businesses for the Farmington Public Library’s National Pet Month event. 

Sponsors donating for the event include Ahsbahs Academy of Dog Training, Country Mart, Farmington Animal Hospital, Purina, Rural King, Schnucks, Veterinary Clinic of the Mineral Area, V.I. Pups Grooming, Wag ‘N Tail Retreat, Walmart, and Worrynought Kennels.

Donations of pet food for the Farmington Pet Adoption Center will be accepted at the library and Rural King during the month as well. Representatives from FPAC will be on hand at the library from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 18 with pets available for adoption.

“We’re trying to make it a yearly event,” she said. “All our sponsors are so happy to help.”

La Breyere noted there are a number of resources available at the library about the care of animals – making the event a perfect fit for all.

The month-long event is just one of many planned for the library during the month of May. A complete list of programs is found accompanying this article and at farmingtonpressonline.com.




Farmington Public Library May Events

May 3 at 6 p.m. – Library Craft Night (sign-up required)

May 7 at 4 p.m. – Kids Super Readers (sign-up required)

May 8 at 4 p.m. – Kids Crafternoon (sign-up required)

May 10 at 4 p.m. – Chess and Checkers Club

May 10 at 6 p.m. – Classic Book Club

May 12 at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Author visit/Dan Burle

May 16 at 6 p.m. – Parkland Writers Circle

May 17 at 10 a.m. – Bingo at OAKS Senior Center

May 17 at 6 p.m. – Family Movie night featuring “Thor: Ragnarok”

May 18 at 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Farmington Pet Adoption Center Event

May 18 at 5 p.m. – Teen Anime Hangout

May 19 at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Author visit/Morgan Straughan Comnick

May 19 at 1 p.m. – Kids Crafternoon (sign-up required)

May 21 at 6 p.m. – Teen Writers Circle

May 22 at 5:30 p.m. – Needleworks

May 29 at 4 p.m. – After School Book Club

May 31 at 5:30 p.m. – Teen Movie Night

May 31 at 6 p.m. – Banned Book Club

The Farmington Public Library offers Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. Learning resource class is offered at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and 2 p.m. every Sunday.

For more information on the programs offered, call 756-5779.

A table set up in the rotunda of the Farmington Public Library displays just a few of the pet-related materials from all genres found at the library. During the month of May, patrons receive one entry per day for checking out items related to animals. A special drawing is set to take place at the end of the month.

A table set up in the rotunda of the Farmington Public Library displays just a few of the pet-related materials from all genres found at the library. During the month of May, patrons receive one entry per day for checking out items related to animals. A special drawing is set to take place at the end of the month.

A colorful display greets visitors to the Farmington Public Library. The library staff are holding a special event in recognition of National Pet Month during the month of May.

A colorful display greets visitors to the Farmington Public Library. The library staff are holding a special event in recognition of National Pet Month during the month of May.

Shawnna Robinson is the managing editor of the Farmington Press and can be reached at 573-518-3628 or srobinson@farmingtonpressonline.com

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