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Fall River Public Library celebrates World Turtle Day

The Fall River Public Library, 104 North Main Street, will be observing World Turtle Day

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The Fall River Public Library, 104 North Main Street, will be observing World Turtle Day on Wednesday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room. The library’s own Russian tortoise, Sheldon, will preside over the afternoon’s festivities which will include a storytime and craft.

Children will be treated to a variety of stories, including Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo, followed by two easy-to-make turtle craft projects. Poker chips and colored foam Nuudles are some of the unique materials that children will be using to fashion their own half-shell friends. The short animated film Franklin’s Fishing Trip featuring Franklin the Turtle from the popular series of picture books by Paulette Bourgeois will also be shown.

World Turtle Day has been celebrated worldwide since 2000 with the goal of increasing knowledge and respect for turtles and tortoises while encouraging human action to help them survive and thrive.

Children attending will be eligible to win one of three plush turtles, donated by a library friend, that will be raffled off at the program’s conclusion. A collection of turtle books will also be on display for children to learn more about these amazing creatures.

For further information contact David Mello at 508-324-2700 ext. 4.

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