Geology and live animals enamor residents at Valencia Library – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

Geology and live animals enamor residents at Valencia Library – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

Geology and live animals enamor residents at Valencia Library

By Nikolas Samuels

Last update: 7 hours ago

Rocks.

People see them everywhere and they are among the most regular features on the planet.

Although, rocks offer a variety of fascinating features that can entice people of all ages.

As a result, The Valencia Library held its first ever Discover Day on Saturday where families came and learned about the geology of Vasquez Rocks.

Jonathan Numer, the grounds maintenance worker at Vasquez Rocks, shows Janice Bloom a quartz crystal that is to be passed around the room during the first ever Discover Day at Valencia Library on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

“The goal is…to get the kids excited about rocks, minerals (and) what they’re made out of,” said  Jonathan Numer, the grounds maintenance worker at Vasquez Rocks.

Rocks were not the only item on the agenda—a representative from Placerita Canyon Nature Center was also expected to come out to the library Saturday afternoon to show off some live animals.

Some of the attendees were more enthusiastic to see live animals than rocks such as 4-year-old Eliot Ibrahim. His dad, Alan, had a hard time getting Eliot to focus on the geology show when they were live animals coming to the library.

Jonathan Numer, the maintenance worker at Vasquez Rocks, talks about geology during the first ever Discover Day at Valencia Library on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

“We came out to see the animals,” said Alan.

During the geology presentation, people passed out a variety of rocks, enamored by both their aesthetic beauty and unique features.

In case you missed this year’s Discover…

click here to read more.

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