Summer reading continues at the Beverly Library

On July 5 at 1 p.m., the Beverly Library will be hosting a program on Foxes in Folklore at the Waterford Township Community Building in Beverly. This event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Foxes in Folklore will be presented by Iron Wolves of Gallaway, Ohio. Rachel Lauren and Matt Emmelhainz, the founders of Ironwood Wolves, have dedicated their lives to educating the public about the misunderstood canids, wolves and foxes. The Foxes in Folklore program is ideal for us here at the Library. Foxes are often featured in art, fairy tales, and stories: The Gingerbread Man, Fox in Sox, the Adventures of Pinocchio, Fox and the Hound, the Sly Fox, etc. And the fables, myths, stories have come from many countries and cultures over the years. Cunning, wily, sly sometimes charming but sometimes cruel, the fox hasn’t got much love in the story/fable world.

The program will discuss different tales and also cover basic facts or red foxes, the most recognized fox species. Like, did you know that the scientific name for Red Foxes is Vulpes vulpes? And, did you know that the Red Foxes are not always red? Rachel and Matt of Ironwood Wolves ill bring along one of the ambassador foxes for the children to see. Which fox will they bring? Could it be Vincent, the “cross phased” red fox? Or maybe Ena, the red color red fox? Would they surprise us and bring Oblio (Obi), the melanistic (black) red fox?

Our Foxes in Folklore program is open to children of all ages, but we request they have adult supervision.

The library also has story times on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and then repeated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Come to the library’s Read-To-Me Story Time this summer to take a musical trip around the world. Listen to stories and music from around the globe, fill your Musical Passport with exotic stamps, have a snack, and create a musical instrument to practice at home. Story Time is open to ages 2 to 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Snack and craft will be provided. Each week there will be a table set up for a make-and-take craft.

Other programs at the library include family movie at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. These will be family friendly musically inclined movies. The library will have Rock Painting on June 27 at 6 p.m. Older children and adults are welcome to stop in on Saturday, June 30, to make wind chimes. Also there will be a make and take craft available every day during the Summer Reading Program.

Anyone with questions should call 740-984-4060, visit the website at, or visit the library at 300 McIntost St.