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Family Literacy Awareness Month at the Zoo


November is Family Literacy Awareness Month, and The South Baldwin Literacy Council is going to the Zoo!

National Family Literacy Month is an opportunity for families to learn and read together. It also celebrates the work literacy programs do to empower families. 

Each Saturday in November and Tuesday, Nov 23 at 9:30 am, the SBLC will be partnering with the AGCZ for reading time at the zoo. 

Each reading time will begin with a book about an animal in the Zoo and will be followed by a zookeeper chat about an animal featured in the book. An adult must accompany each child at all times. Reading time, including zookeeper chat, will be about forty-five minutes to one hour. 

The Saturday, Nov 6, 20, and 27 reading times will occur in a designated area in the zoo and be included with paid general zoo admission. Saturday, Nov 13, and Tuesday, Nov 23 will occur outside of the zoo in our classroom located in our Gift Shop and will be free to all participates. Access to the zoo will require paid zoo admission or zoo membership.

Saturday, November 6 at 9:30 am (included with Zoo admission)
Reading location inside zoo near the Giraffes, Porcupines, and Ostrich area.
Book One: The Too Tall Giraffe
Book Two: Porcupine Pie

Saturday, November 13 at 9:30 am (Free) (Zoo admission NOT included)
Reading location outside the zoo in the Classroom with opossum, rat, chinchilla, or skunk
Book One: Epossumondas
Book Two: What Do They Do with All of That Poo?

Saturday, November 20 at 9:30 am (included with Zoo admission)
Reading location inside zoo near bear, sloth, and McCaw
Book One: The Very Cranky Bear
Book Two: The Grumpy Monkey
Book Three: Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth

Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 am (Free) (Zoo admission NOT included)
Reading location outside the zoo in the Classroom with tortoise and rabbit
Book One: Tortoise and the Hare
Book Two: If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo

Saturday, November 27 at 9:30 am (included with zoo admission)
Reading location inside zoo near the Domestic Barn with donkey, sheep goats, and pigs.
Book One: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Book Two: The Wonky Donkey



Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

20499 Oak Road E
Gulf Shores, AL 36542