Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Saturday, February 3 is take Your Child to the Library Day! I can't believe it's the 7th year we've been participating in this great event. Not familiar with it? Here's the press release basics:

Public Libraries Across Connecticut Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day
with Free Family Events
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, public libraries throughout Connecticut and beyond will celebrate the seventh annual Take Your Child to the Library Day with free events and activities for children and families. 

Launched in Connecticut in 2012,Take Your Child to the Library Day has blossomed into an international celebration with nearly 1,000 participating libraries from 49 states and 5 countries. The brain child of retired Waterford children’s librarian Nadine Lipman, the event was developed to spotlight libraries as vital community resources that enrich, educate and entertain - and to encourage families everywhere to take their children to their local libraries. 

Children’s book illustrator/author Nancy Elizabeth Wallace of Branford created the event’s now iconic artwork showing a family of bunnies heading to the library. The statewide nonprofit Connecticut Library Consortium, which coordinates the event, reports that nearly every town in Connecticut hosted free activities for families during last year’s celebration.

So be sure to stop by the Library (almost any library!) with your kiddos and enjoy some fun events. We've got a scavenger hunt all day, a raffle to win 2 tickets to see Mr. Popper's Penguins at the Jorgensen Auditorium (and see real penguins with a before-the-show bonus!) plus a storytime/craft with MaryJo Maichack at 11am titled "The Lengend of the Silver Pinecone" - registration requested.