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The goats are coming!

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This June, community members of all ages are invited to meet the friendly goats of Caramel Apple Farm at their local Anythink. An annual summer tradition, the goats provide an opportunity for visitors to learn first-hand about these fascinating, quirky creatures. Kids can pet and interact with the goats and ask the goat caretakers questions about their eating and social habits. This year, attendees will learn how to safely pack a goat and guide it through an obstacle course.

In 2013, Anythink first brought goats to its Anythink Wright Farms location as an eco-friendly way of landscaping the overgrown weeds and natural vegetation on the property. They were an immediate attraction in the area, drawing in new curious visitors and neighborhood families. The experience was so popular among library customers that Anythink now brings back the goats every summer. For the past several years, Anythink has worked with Caramel Apple Farm to bring a mix of friendly adult and baby goats to all seven library locations.

Goats are just one of many interactive animal learning experiences provided by Anythink. With partners like Adams County 4-H and Science on Demand, the library is able to provide a variety of opportunities to learn about biology and anatomy throughout the year.

All goat visits will take place from 10 am-2 pm:

Anythink is a new style of library – a place of unlimited imagination, where play inspires creativity and lifelong learning. Anythink serves the residents of Adams County, Colo., with seven libraries and a bookmobile. With a focus on innovation, Anythink’s award-winning approach to library service is recognized by industry leaders and organizations across the globe. For more information, visit anythinklibraries.org.

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