May 23 is World Turtle Day. The first World Turtle Day was celebrated in 2000. The event was founded by the American Tortoise Rescue organization. The goal of of World Turtle Day is increase respect and build knowledge of turtles and tortoises. Whether you are interested in them as pets, looking for a good children's book or film, or just want to learn more about one of the world's oldest reptile groups, your Milwaukee Public Library is happy to help.