Summer bug safari at Vail Library |

Summer bug safari at Vail Library

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyThe Butterfly Pavilion will visit the Vail public library on Tuesday afternoon for a free family event.

VAIL, Colorado – On Tuesday the Butterfly Pavilion presents “Live Bugs! Summer Bug Safari” at the town of Vail Public Library during the summer reading program, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will incorporate the science and exploration about those fascinating creatures: bugs.

“This workshop will allow kids to get up close with live insects, spiders and other arthropods from around the world,” said Denise Price, education coordinator for the Butterfly Pavilion, located in Westminster, near Denver.

“This outreach program from the Butterfly Pavilion has come to the … library before and, as indicated by the smiles, laughter and the gasps, the children enjoyed their experience,” says Annie Sinton of the Vail library. “The Butterfly Pavilion is the authority on arthropods, beetles, bees and other creatures we know as bugs. They are also experienced in presenting this information to children in such a way that kids find fascinating.”

The theme for the summer reading program is “Splash into Reading.” Stories, games and crafts that are centered on rivers, lakes and oceans will be a common thread each week. The Butterfly Pavilion will present in the second half of the program, following an hour of summer reading activities.

Children ages 6-11 may register any Tuesday to receive a packet that contains a reading log. Summer readers can document their minutes spent reading and receive a prize for each hour. The Summer Bug Safari will take place during the second half and is for all ages. Families are welcome; children under six must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free of charge. For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit

What: Butterfly Pavilion presents “Live Bugs! Summer Bug Safari.”

Where: Vail public library.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-479-2179 or visit

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