Special activities to be held in Leominster

July 19, 2016 by  

The Leominster Public Library is holding two events this week that those in nearby Devens will not want to miss.

Two books will be read to help children between the ages of three and seven learn about team spirit. After the readings, children will decorate their own trophies and megaphones to be used to cheer on a teammate or friend. This event will be held tomorrow, July 20, beginning at 3:00 pm.

The next day, July 21, beginning at 3:00 pm, the Whalemobile program will be held for children in kindergarten through grade six. A presentation that shows the similarity between whales and human beings, how whales have adapted to the marine environment, and the threats whales face today, will kick off the program.

There will be three stations set up afterwards through which children will rotate. A life-sized humpback whale, measuring 43 feet in length, will be at one station and the children can go inside it, touching his baleen, bones and teeth. The next station will show marine life is affected by trash and what can be done to reduce it. The last station will teach children about the field of marine biology, and about categorizing and naming humpback whales.

The use of a local print company to print flyers and other materials could help to promote activities like these in the Devens area.