Lycoming County libraries to host free reptile program

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – All six Libraries in the Lycoming County Library System will host a free program featuring Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary this summer as part of the Summer Learning Program, “Adventure Begins at Your Library.”


Jesse Rothacker, founder of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, will bring multiple live reptiles to this event. He will educate participants on their names, habits, safety, care, and more. At the end of the program, participants will have a chance to interact with some of the visiting reptiles.


The program will be offered at these dates and locations:

  • 2 p.m. July 1 – W.B. Konkle Memorial Library, Montoursville.
  • 6 p.m. July 1 – Hughesville Area Public Library.
  • 10 a.m. July 8 – Muncy Public Library.
  • 2 p.m. July 8 – Montgomery Area Public Library.
  • 2 p.m. July 11 – James V. Brown Library, Williamsport.
  • 6 p.m. July 11 – Jersey Shore Public Library.

This is an all-ages family program. To register, contact your local library.

Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) reptile rescue and education organization from Amish country, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to give reptiles a chance, by rescuing reptiles that need our help, and by providing fun outreach programs to spread our love of reptiles. To learn more about Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, visit


The Lycoming County Library System supports the PA Forward statewide initiative, which believes that when Pennsylvania residents improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health and financial – they can achieve greater success as students, parents, employees, consumers, as citizens. Libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.


The Lycoming County Library System comprises the Hughesville Public Library, James V. Brown Library, Jersey Shore Public Library, Dr. W.B. Konkle Memorial Library, Montgomery Area Public Library, and Muncy Public Library. Visit for more information.