If you've been to the Chesterfield Township Library lately and passed by the children's section, you've probably seen an incubator perched upon a table near the librarian's desk. Chances are you've probably wondered what it's doing there.
It's all part of a special partnership the library has this year with Wolcott Mill Metropark. Inside that incubator lay 26 little eggs just waiting to hatch.
Formed with children grades 1-5 in mind, each egg is assigned to a child who attended the April 5 "Egg to Chick, Part I" Funtime program at the library. On April 26, the library will host part two of the program, allowing children to come see their hatched eggs. An interpreter from Wolcott will be present during Thursday's program to explain the process and answer questions.
"At various times over the past couple of weeks I have seen children, sometimes with a parent, stop by the desk where the incubator is, climb a short ladder to look into the incubator and wonder aloud when the eggs will hatch," said Ed Mandel, Adult Services Librarian.
"The children have been excited," added Holly Kirsten, Children's Librarian. "They wanted to pick which one they thought would hatch first."
Kirsten also noted that if you peeked inside the incubator at all during the month, one would notice the eggs gently rocking back and forth.
Once all of the eggs are hatched, the chicks will then be brought back to Wolcott to live on a farm there.
If you go:
What: "Egg to Chick, Part II" program
When: April 26, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield Township Public Library