We’re expecting wild things – literally! – in the Children’s Room on First Friday! Wildlife Defenders, a wildlife education outreach program based in Canandaigua, will be visiting with their animals at 5 p.m. Friday, June 6. Wildlife Defenders visit schools, youth groups, nursing homes and community organizations with live native and exotic species. They provide interesting and stimulating information about their animal ambassadors and encourage environmental and wildlife conservation awareness. The Wildlife Defenders program is run by the day program members of Bridges for Brain Injury, all of whom are adult survivors of brain injuries. Members also share their personal injury and rehabilitation stories and discuss the importance of safety and prevention practices. While running this community based program, members work on personal goals such as socialization, organization, communication, memory retention, planning and pre-employment skills in addition to improving their self-esteem and confidence. This year alone the Wildlife Defenders have been seen by over 6,000 school children and hundreds of others in the community. First Friday programs are funded by a grant from the Kiwanis Club of Auburn. The library is open until 8 p.m. on First Fridays, and all library services are available.