Libraries may traditionally be quiet, but they are anything but dull.
Around 80 children and their parents attended a holiday reptile workshop on Tuesday with reptile handler Tony Harrison, where they got to touch and learn about crocodiles, frogs, lizards and other scaly creatures, including a python called Kalamata Olive.
Nicole Eldridge from Richmond-Tweed Regional Library said it was all about bringing little ones into the library and encouraging everyone to use the many services the library has to offer.
This year is the National Year of Reading and Nicole said the library plans to have even more activities and celebrations throughout this year.
"Activities like this are one aspect of public libraries… we're providing something for the community. People think if they are not a member of the library they can't come to functions or activities, but that's not the case - anyone is welcome," Nicole said.
She said the reptile workshop was fun for everyone and the little people seemed to know a lot about their cold-blooded friends.
"I think Tony was pretty impressed by how much our little Lismore kids knew," Nicole said. "The kids had the best morning… just seeing their faces was great. You'd have someone smiling and another going 'ooh ahh' while they hold this great big python over them. The parents had a great time too."
For more information about activities or become a member pop into Lismore Library at 110 Magellan Street, Lismore, or phone 6621 2464.
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