VIDEO: Children at the Swedesboro Library Set Butterflies Free


SWEDESBORO - Children joined together at the Swedesboro Library to release butterflies they watch grow from eggs to butterflies.
“One little boy said to me, I am so excited, I just love it,” said Julie Suter, Child Activity Specialist.
Kids were welcome to visit the library and help feed the butterflies their meal, red Gatorade.
“I started letting the kids feed them. So I would put the food on a Q-tip and the kids would hold the Q-tip and they would eat," said Suter.
The 29 insects were housed in this habitat for the life cycle. Today started with a story about letting butterflies go to help ease the children into the release. Then the wait was finally over and each kid got the chance to let one of the butterflies fly into the sky. Some kids happily chased after the monarchs after the release. But it was a bittersweet moment for the woman who helped grow the butterflies.
“Oh I’m a little sad, yeah I’ll miss them,” said Suter.
Branch manager, Marge Dombrosky hopes events like this will show people libraries are no longer what they used to be.
“Get a library card, they’re free and it opens up a whole new world," said Dombrosky.
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