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The Children's Department has a new pet tortoise!
On Election Day over 80 kids came to the Library to vote on the pet's name. Children filled out ballots voting for their favorite name out of the three options: Toodles, Tallulah or Lucy. Once the ballots were completed kids dropped them in our voting booth ballot box. The ballots were counted the following morning and it was a landslide victory for the name Toodles!
Toodles is a female Russian Tortoise or Four-Toed Tortoise. Through the generosity of Fin & Feathers in Groton, CT we are happy to provide her with a new home. She loves dark green vegetables (dandelion greens are her favorite), digging in her wood chips and sleeping in her tunnel.
Please visit her in the Children's Department during your next visit to the Library.Toodle's Favorite Turtle Books:
Hi, Harry! by Martin Waddell
Owen & Mzee : the true story of a remarkable friendship by Isabella Hatkoff
Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell.
The Tortoise and the Hare : an Aesop fable by Janet Stevens
Turtle in the sea by Jim Arnosky
Turtle, turtle, watch out! by April Pulley Sayre