CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua Library was host to an unusual event Thursday evening, July 10, with the arrival of two llamas and an alpaca from a rescue farm in Putnam Valley. The trio were taken inside the building and out to the courtyard, where several kids were on hand
Miriam Budin, the library's head of children's services, discussed why the llamas were present. She mentioned that the library offers a pajama story time every Thursday night during the summer. She added, “And when we heard that it was possible to get llamas to visit, we thought the rhyme was irresistible.” Budin also noted that books about llamas would be read.
The animals came from Michael and Gail Bennett's farm, Hudson Valley Llamas. The llamas that were brought to the library are named Juliet and Snickers, while the alpaca is named Dizzy. Gail Bennett explained that the animals were brought to the library so they can socialize and so people can have the opportunity to see llamas.
While llamas and alpacas are different animals, Gail Bennett said they are “closely related.”
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