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Caterpillar Crawl has a New Butterfly

January 12, 2016

In 2009, the Junior League of Bristol launched the Caterpillar Crawl, a downtown public art project designed and installed as a permanent family-oriented scavenger hunt. The project was inspired by Eric Carle’s children’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and is part of the League’s ongoing commitment to reading and literacy. The caterpillars were created by Bristol artist Val Lyle.

Sadly, in October, JLB learned the bronze butterfly that was attached to the front of the Bristol Public Library had either flown away or been taken. To remedy this situation, a new butterfly is now being displayed in the window near the old location. JLB hopes those who enjoy the Caterpillar Crawl will see the butterfly and then go into the Library to read a book.

Caterpillar Crawl brochures are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Believe In Bristol and in the Children's Department of the Bristol Public Library. They may also be printed from the Junior League website at www.jlbristol.org.