Ru the llama visits Scoville Library

Debbie Labbe and Ru stopped by Scoville Library Saturday, March 2 for a llama lesson.

Patrick L. Sullivan

Ru the llama visits Scoville Library

SALISBURY — In what was a godsend for parents of small children facing a cold, rainy Saturday morning, Debbie Labbe brought Ru the llama to the Scoville Memorial Library for a visit Saturday, March 2.

Ru, age 4, allowed himself to be led into the children’s area of the library. He made no fuss at all. In fact, he seemed more interested in looking out the window.

Labbe, who runs Country Quilt Llama Farm in Cornwall, explained that llamas typically pay attention to whatever is moving around them. The 15 or 20 children were all quite still.

Labbe imparted basic llama facts: coloration, relative hairiness, and longevity — 18 to 20 years.

She had a sample of yarn made from llama hair, which the children examined.

Labbe read the book “Is your Mama a Llama” by Deborah Guarino and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. All the children got a chance to pet Ru.

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