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HARRISBURG, Pa. — “Animal Olympics” are coming to The Library during, “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club. These rescued reptiles typically run, swim, climb, leap and dig their way through the wild. Grab a front-row seat for all the action, featuring an assortment of cold-blooded critters, with Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary.


Animal Olympics is the ultimate reptile competition and is set to unfold at The Library in August. Families will be introduced to the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey, a conservation program geared at getting families active and more involved in the outdoors.


Animal Olympics will be held at the following locations:


Kline Library

530 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday                August 9         10:15 am


William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

200 W. 2nd Street, Hummelstown

Tuesday                August 9         6:30 pm


The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, BB&T, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, PNC, and UGI Utilities with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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