Turtle Racing and More at Lisle Library August 1
Jul 28, 2015 4:46 PM -
As part of their 50th Anniversary, Lisle Library is celebrating the end of its Summer Read Program with a "Throwback" Turtle Race on Saturday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m. Patrons can also enjoy hot dogs, cotton candy, and a classic car show provided by the Chicagoland Thunderbirds of Schaumburg from noon to 3 p.m. The Lisle Library Turtle Races were started back in 1986 by former Youth Services Librarian Lynn Tarantino who thought that the Library's two pet turtles should race against others. With support from Irv Goldstein and the Friends of the Lisle Library, the annual turtle races continued into the mid-1990s.