Saturday is Take Your Child to the Library Day

Ledyard libraries have embraced the annual event that started in Waterford.


While the Bill and Gales Ferry libraries offer loads of programs and resources for residents of all ages throughout the year, this Saturday is a special celebration as it's "Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCTTLD)."

The event was born in Connecticut as "Nadine 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 started planning special events, programs, and displays."

Now, according to the TYCTTLD's blog, the list of participating libraries is growing and now includes 258 libraries in three countries and two Caribbean islands.

Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, a Connecticut children's author who works with Read to Grow, volunteered her services to design art for the event (see photo).

The Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library are participating in the annual Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 2.

Stop by the Bill Library at 10 a.m. for "Animals Around the World" where you'll "take a trip around the world" and meet many live animals that live in different habitats. The animals are brought to you by Creature Teachers of Massachussets. How many different animals have you touched?

At noon, the library invites you to pack a lunch and watch "The Wild" on the big screen. A snack and lemonade will also be provided.

All day (until 4:30 p.m.) at the Gales Ferry Library, kids over three years old can enter to win a "a couple of really cool Star Wars books," according to Nancy Brewer, the children's librarian. Kids can also pick up a book mark, pencil and a sticker at the Gales Ferry branch.


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