Hannibal Parks & Recreation is partnering with Hannibal Free Public Library for first Friday monthly story programs.

Nature Tales with Gale will be 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the Hannibal Free Public Library, 200 S. Fifth St. Gale Rublee, interpreter guide for Hannibal Parks & Recreation, leads the programs.

Rublee said, “Join us for stories about all sorts of critters and discover where they live, what they do, and how important they are. Using our imaginations we’ll act out the story or go outside to search for signs of animals.”

Rublee is a certified Interpreter Guide and member of the National Association for Interpretation and Association of Missouri Interpreters. She has more than 25 years of experience as a nature educator. She is a founding member of the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists chapter in Hannibal and is coordinator and teacher for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education in Theater Initiative.

Reservations are recommended by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov.