Oxbow Teams Up with St. Lucie County Libraries to Talk about Florida Vampires
- The St. Lucie County Library System is partnering with the Oxbow Eco-Center to help “Beat the Bite” with programs to educate students about mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes: Florida Vampires will take place:
- Wednesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at Morningside Library, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie; and 2 p.m. at the Fort Pierce Branch, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce
- Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Zora Neale Hurston Branch, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce; and at 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Park, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce
Staff from the Oxbow will explain how these pesky, little blood suckers can spread diseases and what St. Lucie County is doing to help prevent that. They’ll also share interesting facts about these insects and what steps students can take to help the county to combat these “vampires.”
Appropriate for students in kindergarten through 5thgrade, these programs are free, but arrive early as space is limited.
Don’t forget the Summer Reading Challenge runs through Aug. 5. By reading at least 12 books or for 12 hours students can win St. Lucie Mets tickets, a Kindle Fire and more. For details about the Summer Reading Challenge visit your nearest branch library or online at www.stlucieco.gov/library.
Parents are also reminded that anyone under the age of 18 with a valid student ID or St. Lucie County Library Card can ride the Treasure Coast Connector for free. For more information about the Treasure Coast Connector, including bus routes, fares and transit stations, call 772-464-RIDE (7433) or visit:http://treasurecoastconnector.com.