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Ruby Reads!
September through April we will be offering Ruby Reads! programs.  Ruby is our reading red panda here at Blank Park Zoo and she LOVES to read. Book a program to bring Ruby the red panda and three of her live animal friends to your library.  We will read a story, meet the animals, and a do a short activity.

Programs are geared toward ages 2-4 and last about 40 minutes.  Please limit programs to ~25 children. 

Cost is $90 for one program or $150 for two back to back programs (mileage charges apply for facilities over 35 miles from the zoo).

To book a Ruby Reads! program, contact Samantha Dunn at (515) 974-2559 or

“Hi! I’m Ruby Red Panda and I LOVE to read! I was born in the bamboo forests of Asia. Since I was a little cub, I’ve always loved to read. Reading has helped me learn all about animals and make lots of animal friends from all over the world! When I’m not reading, I enjoy climbing in the trees and snacking on bamboo. Follow me on Facebook to see which new book I’m reading and learn all about my animal friends. I’d love to visit your library and read along with you!” 


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