The Southern Oklahoma Library System will welcome Santa Claus, and a few guests who work on the wild side, for a series of presentations starting Dec. 18.
First, kids will be welcome to visit with Santa. Then, visitors from the Oklahoma City Zoo will hold a special presentation at different SOLS libraries on Dec.18, 19, 20, and 21. The event will be free and open to the public.
Public Relations Coordinator Gail Currier said the zoo usually does presentations at the library during their summer reading program. She said the zookeepers sometimes bring animals to the library, but only if they’re available.
“This is part of their outreach program,” Currier said. “They’d be traveling to and from the zoo with different animals on different days.”
The presentation will start with a visit from Santa. Once everyone has had a chance to take photos with Saint Nick, the presentation will begin. Currier said the lesson will cover how different animals adapt during the winter.
“It will be geared toward the winter environment and how the animals behave,” Currier said. “It’s always educational, and the lesson is always based on the time-frame”
Presentations will be held on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Public Library
 and 4:30 p.m. at Healdton Community Library, Dec. 19 at Love County Library at 3:30 p.m. and Champion Public Library at 6 p.m., Dec. 20 at Johnston County Library at 1 p.m. and Atoka County Library at 4:00 p.m., Dec. 21 at Parker Memorial Library-Sulphur at 1 p.m. and Davis Public Library at 3 p.m.
Currier said it’s helpful if parents who plan to bring their children call ahead, just to provide the library with a rough headcount, but it’s not required.