2nd Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day

take your child to the library dayNadine Lipman, a children’s librarian in Waterford, Connecticut, came up with the idea for Take Your Child to the Library Day and selected the first Saturday in February as the annual day of celebration. The idea gained popularity immediately, and librarians all over the country started planning special events, programs, and displays.

This year’s Take Your Child to the Library Day will be held on February 2nd, and several of our local libraries are participating!  See below for a list of libraries and events:

Bethel Public Library

For Kids of all ages.** Children 7 years old and under must be with an adult during the program. Parents and guardians of all children attending the program must remain in the building.

Bring your child to the Library on this Saturday to see what the Children’s Library has to offer in books, CD’s DVD’s and other materials and programs. Guest celebrity readers from the Bethel community will be reading classic and well known Children’s book titles on the hour beginning at 11:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm. Drop-ins are welcome but registration to listen to guest readers is recommended. Register at the Children’s Services Desk or by calling 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

Brookfield Public Library

Calling all Dads, Grandads, Uncles and others!  You are invited to share some quality time, and delicious doughnuts, with the important children in your life at The Brookfield Library for our Doughnuts for Dads storytime.  Between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. we will share books, stories and more in our Community Room. No registration is required.

Danbury Public Library

Award winning musician, Laura Doherty will entertain children at 1:00 pm. Come enjoy this free kids event from 1pm-1:50pm. Giveaways for kids.

Newtown (C.H. Booth Library)

Enjoy a variety of fun filled activites throughout the day:

Meet SuperStar Bocker the Labradoodle:  11 am and 12 noon.
Bocker has made TV commercials and movies, but what he loves most is reading.
Hear Bockers story:  “Chasing Bocker’s Tale” and learn about his exciting life. Register here for 11 amRegister here for 12 pm.

Twisted Tales:  Balloon Fun and Silly Stories:  1:00 pm. Margie and Ellen are Newtown residents who love to make children laugh.  Balloon creations are matched with silly stories.  Everyone leaves with a balloon animal.  For ages 4-7. Please sign up here.

Sciencetellers:  Dragons & Dreams:  3:30 pm. Sciencetellers combine science with a tale about dragons and dreams using flash paper, exploding bottles, dry ice and more.   For ages 4 and up. Register here.

Ridgefield Public Library

10:30am-11am: Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration.

10:30am-11:15am: The Woodcock Nature Center will visit the library for drop-in storytime. Children ages 3 and older are invited to hear stories and learn about hibernating creatures.

Contact Marybeth Rassulo at 203-438-2282 or email children@ridgefieldlibrary.org for more info.




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