During the Philippi Public Library's Summer Reading Camp, Director Judy Buckner Larry read the book, "Bats at the Library," written and illustrated by Brian Lies. The book explores the joyful bats celebration of their nocturnal visit to the library through a window that was accidentally left open for the night.
In the delightful book, the bats make a swimming pool out of the library's water fountain, play in the pop-up books, duplicate themselves with the copy machine and read lots of books.
Recently, the Philippi Public Library had its own nocturnal visitor to the library.
"We don't know how it got in, but we welcome all patrons to the library," Larry said. "The little bat created much excitement, especially with the children, until volunteer Phil McDaniel humanely removed him from the ceiling of the library."
The Philippi Public Library will resume the Preschool Story Hour classes at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5. The program will feature a "Back to Preschool" theme, an art or craft project, song and play. The library currently is registering preschool-aged children.
More information is available by calling 304-457-3495 or stopping by the library.