Silly Safaris give Russellville children an interactive experience

RUSSLEVILLE Ky.- Owls, reptiles and tarantulas usually aren’t expected to be found at a library. Kids at the Logan County Public library had the chance to meet those creatures.

This opportunity was thanks to Silly Safaris, which seeks to provide an educational encounter with animals for kids.

Silly Safaris puts on over 3,000 conservation-inspiring live action shows throughout the year around the nation. The experience is set up to be fun, educational and most of all, interactive.

The child services coordinator with the Logan County Public Library, Carole Faulkner, said the experience is a great way to teach conservation, and an appreciation for animals.

“Of course, they want to teach conservation for animals. They need their own space, and they have their own habitat, and we need to respect that,” Faulkner said.

The Silly Safaris come from the Northern Kentucky area, and they came to South Central Kentucky thanks to the suggestions of other libraries who use their services.