North Adams Public Library has some fun nature themed free programs lined up for the kids during school vacation week.

This afternoon at 2:00 it's "Berkshire Backyard Birds", with MCLA professor Dan Shustack. Kids ages 4-10 can learn about the feathered friends that live among us, with tips on identification and bird watching.

Wednesday's program is "Dodo Bird Storytime", where kids age 5 and up can learn about this fascinating bird of the past. It runs from 10-10:30.

Thursday's feature is a live animal show, "Uncharted Wild". From 2-3 P.M. everyone's invited to come to the library's 3rd floor Community Room to meet and learn about a variety of reptiles. Following the program, there will be time to pet, handle, and take photos with these special guests. The program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the North Adams Public Library.

Friday afternoon's program is "All About Owls", with a reading of "A Snowy Owl Story" and "Owl Moon", plus a craft activity. It starts at 2:00 and is geared towards 1st through 4th graders, but all are welcome.

For more info on these and other programs you can call the NAPL's Youth Services Dept at 413-662-3133 Ext. 14.