Shark cart coming to libraries

Free tickets are available in the children’s area of both the Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus and the Hope Branch Library in Hope for a shark cart visit Oct. 10 from the Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation.

The cart will be in Columbus at 1 p.m. and in Hope at 4 p.m. that day, according to the schedule.

The cart is expected to include two touchable, smaller, live coral cat sharks, according to organizers.

The one-hour visits are designed to education people and build awareness of conservation of marine life, according to the Wave Foundation.

Information: 812-379-1266 or

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.