NORMAN — Hundreds of children learned about the creepy, crawly world of bugs Tuesday during Bug Fest 2009 at Norman Public Library. The hands-on event featured educational exhibits and an insect petting zoo. There also were bug-themed crafts and snacks. Children learned about bees, termites, ants, worms and maggots through interactive displays. Bug Fest was sponsored by Cleveland County Extension Service, Cleveland County 4-H Clubs and the library. It was one of several special activities the library has scheduled during spring break. For more information, go to www.pls.lib.ok.us/nortop.
ALSO ...Big Read scheduled NORMAN — Norman Public Library will host two book discussions of the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee as part of its Big Read activities. The discussion groups will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. April 5 at the library, 225 N Webster Ave. Discussions are open to anyone who wants to participate. Harper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was published in 1960 and deals with the issue of race. This is the third year Pioneer Library System has participated in Big Read, a national reading initiative that encourages communities to read and discuss books. Discussion groups, readers theater performances and Southern-themed luncheons are some of the activities scheduled during March and April as part of Big Read. Copies of the book can be checked out at the library. For more information about Big Read activities, go to www.bigreadok.com.