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Riverview Library Celebrates New Butterfly-Inspired Early Learning Environment

Date: May 24th, 2013

Riverview Library is hosting a Monarch Butterfly Celebration on Saturday, June 8, to celebrate its new early learning immersion environment.

The early learning immersion environment is inspired by the monarch butterfly and its annual migration through the Midwest from its winter home in Mexico. The environment transforms the entire library - inside and out - into a place of discovery and learning for young children.

The celebration event will introduce visitors to elements of the early learning immersion environment - a butterfly garden; a "Monarch Mail" station, where kids can send and receive mail; and monarch art installations. The event will also feature a monarch butterfly storytime co-presented in English and Spanish, Mexican dancers, butterfly face painting, art activities, and light refreshments.

Saturday, June 8, 1-3 p.m., Riverview Library

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The early learning immersion environment was developed in partnership with The Friends of Saint Paul Public Library, Blue Rhino Studio, and Ramsey County Gardeners.