Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

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Let's Have Some Fun... Library Style!
Join us on Saturday, February 2, for a full day's worth of events all about you! For all ages.

Schedule of Events
Here's a quick line-up of scheduled events. For each event you attend, you may fill out a ticket to take a chance on winning a small prize at end of each event. All tickets will be entered in end-of-day Grand Prize drawing!

10:00 a.m. Story Hour
Join us for super stories about books and the library. We will also sing and dance, just in case you'd like to wear your favorite shoes (comfy, colorful, blinking, sparkly, sporty) for a shoe-riffic photo ready to share.

11:00 a..m. Craft : Owl Love You
Come join us for our "Owl Love You!" craft. This adorable owl craft, made entirely out of gently folded paper hearts and decorated with a potato stamp, comes just in time for Valentine's Day giving. For ages 4-8; registration is required.

12:00 p.m. Bookmark Design Contest
We'll supply the tools; you design a bookmark! Our contest will have three winners, based on age group. We will print 25 copies of each winning bookmark design for all to share and mark their place in a favorite book.

1:00 p.m. Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, and Get Cartoonized!
Get your face painted by local resident Cheri Kelley; learn to twist simple balloon animals with library staff member Phil Carr, or get a cartoon version of yourself drawn by Children's Services Librarian, Tim Guay!

2:00 p.m. Trivia Contest
What color do you get when you mix red and blue? What is the capital of France? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Join us for a trivia contest with a variety of questions for all ages levels.

3:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Work in teams; decode clues; and use a compass to hunt for and find hidden treasures, small but nifty.

So Much to Do on Take Your Child to the Library Day!
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About Take Your Child to the Library Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day is a Connecticut-grown, grass-roots project dreamed up in 2012 by Nadine Lipman, Children's Services Librarian at the Waterford (CT) Public Library. Now it's second year, this annual event created by Lipman and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library Association), has become a national campaign dedicated to bringing more children into their local libraries. As of January 16, 2013, 229 libraries (33 states, 3 countries, 1 province, and 1 school library) had signed on to participate.