Reptiles help celebrate Simi Valley Library’s first year

Matt’s Reptile Family helped celebrate the Simi Valley Library’s first year with a show for library guest. Photos by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

JP102 SV 1st Yr Library JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers TORTOISE ON THE RUN - Children at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration reach out to touch a tortoise that was let loose to roam the room. The children got to experience numerous reptiles that were brought as part of the celebration by Matt’s Reptile Family. The event took place on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers
TORTOISE ON THE RUN – Children at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration reach out to touch a tortoise that was let loose to roam the room. The children got to experience numerous reptiles that were brought as part of the celebration by Matt’s Reptile Family. The event took place on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

 JP101 SV 1st Yr Library JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers I’M NOT AFRAID..REALLY - Serenity Shostle, 7, of Simi Valley is not quite sure she should have volunteered to have a Chinese Water Lizard placed on her arm at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Matt’s Reptile Family entertained a curious group of children and adults as part of the library’s celebration activities for the day.


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JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers
I’M NOT AFRAID..REALLY – Serenity Shostle, 7, of Simi Valley is not quite sure she should have volunteered to have a Chinese Water Lizard placed on her arm at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Matt’s Reptile Family entertained a curious group of children and adults as part of the library’s celebration activities for the day.

 

 

JP105 SV 1st Yr Library JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers LOOK WHAT I DID - Itzel Gandullia, 6, from Simi Valley, proudly displays two cockroachs that Matt Steinberg of Matt’s Reptile Family placed in her hands at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers
LOOK WHAT I DID – Itzel Gandullia, 6, from Simi Valley, proudly displays two cockroachs that Matt Steinberg of Matt’s Reptile Family placed in her hands at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

JP106 SV 1st Yr Library JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers THIS FEELS WEIRD - Jazmin Cottrell, 7, of Simi Valley, reacts to the feel of a Dumeral Ground Boa provided by Matt’s Reptile Family as part of the entertainment for the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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THIS FEELS WEIRD – Jazmin Cottrell, 7, of Simi Valley, reacts to the feel of a Dumeral Ground Boa provided by Matt’s Reptile Family as part of the entertainment for the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

 JP107 SV 1st Yr Library JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers I’M HOLDING A REAL SNAKE - Sofie Welch (r), 6, of Simi Valley, can’t believe she is actually holding a Ball Python in her hands while Iona Boyd-Sandoval, 7, (l), of Simi Valley, is pretty happy with her feat. Matt’s Reptile Family was part of the entertainment for the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.


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JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers
I’M HOLDING A REAL SNAKE – Sofie Welch (r), 6, of Simi Valley, can’t believe she is actually holding a Ball Python in her hands while Iona Boyd-Sandoval, 7, (l), of Simi Valley, is pretty happy with her feat. Matt’s Reptile Family was part of the entertainment for the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

JP108 SV 1st Yr Library JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers DOUBLE VISION - Matt Steinberg of Matt’s Reptile Family displays two Blue Tongue Skinks to a crowd of children and adults at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers
DOUBLE VISION – Matt Steinberg of Matt’s Reptile Family displays two Blue Tongue Skinks to a crowd of children and adults at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

 JP109 SV 1st Yr Library JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers JOIN THE SNAKE TRAIN  - Matt Steinberg of Matt’s Reptile Family gets some volunteers to hold a Reticulated Python at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.


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JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers
JOIN THE SNAKE TRAIN – Matt Steinberg of Matt’s Reptile Family gets some volunteers to hold a Reticulated Python at the Simi Valley Public Library’s 1st year celebration held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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