Lambs “baaring” hundreds of kids to the library

Little boy hesitant to pet the lamb at the West Richland library during the "Lambs at the Library," program. (March 20, 2017)

Families and their pint-sized members came in droves to the library Monday to see a few woolly farm animals.

The program is called, “Lambs in the Library,” and has been put on by the Mid-Columbia Libraries for four years. A staff member of the library, raises sheep and brings in two to be pet and photographed with all the kids who come out. The library system also holds a story time before the lambs come in, and many of the books feature lambs.

“The lambs are just a great way to connect kids with the actual charters in the books and give them a visual, a lot of these kids don’t have access to animals like this so it is the first time they get to see or pet a lamb,” says Charity Cree the Programs Manager with Mid-Columbia Libraries.

Natalie Fluckiger brought out her daughter Danica Fluckiger to the event and says she seemed to really enjoy it. When asked why she liked the animals so much she said, “because they’re soft.”

“I like to pet them,”says Daniel Bugg from West Richland, adding it made him feel happy to see the baby animals.

“Cause they’re lambs and they are cute,” said Annaliese who came out with her mom and sister Emily Scheuerman from Richland.

All this week the lambs will be at the Mid-Columbia Libraries around the area, you can find the full list below:

Keewaydin Park Library: March 21 at 11 am
Pasco Library: March 22 at 11:30 am
Kennewick Library: March 23 at 10 am
West Pasco Library: March 24 at 11 am