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Children's library hosts 'Night Tree' event, Dec. 13

The Cotsen Children's Library will host a "Night Tree" celebration, allowing children to decorate trees on the Princeton campus with food for animals, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

The celebration, named for the picture book by Eve Bunting, focuses on wildlife sustenance. Pam Newitt of the environmental education group Nature By the Yard will discuss the winter diet of backyard and woodland animals. She also will read from picture books, including "Night Tree," that describe the special traditions some families have for feeding animals through the coldest months.

Parents and children then will create edible offerings for the birds and other wild animals living in their backyards or nearby woods. At the end of the evening, families will decorate trees on campus with their creations.

The event is free for families with children age 5 or older. Attendees are asked to register by Friday, Dec. 12, and to contribute seeds, dried fruit, popcorn or berries for the workshop. The children's library is located in Firestone Library.

For more information or to register, call (609) 258-2697 or contact Bonnie Bernstein .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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