Take your child to the library day at Pequot Library

Pequot-kid-readersConnecticut’s own grass-roots literacy project, “Take Your Child to the Library Day” will be highlighted at Pequot Library, on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with hands-on programs and plenty of fun for kids of all ages. Free and open to the public.

Celebrate this national event that reminds communities of their local library’s great services and programs. Art and craft stations and refreshments will be available. Storyhours for 3-5-year-olds at 11 a.m.; for 6-8-year-olds at 11:30 a.m. Children and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers may visit with Pequot Library’s real bunny, Blossom, at 1 p.m. Families can choose an item to donate from Blossom’s “Giving Tree.”

Block Building Hour, for ages 2-4, runs from 1-2 p.m., with the little ones building with Pequot’s simple wooden and plastic blocks. For ages 5+ come for Lego hour from 2-3, and build with Pequot’s Lego blocks.

Parents may also get their get their child’s first library card and have his/her picture taken for Pequot Library’s Children’s Department board.

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 right here in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman (Waterford Public Library, retired) and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library) with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, TYCLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

Pequot Library’s Children’s Librarian, Susan Ei says, “This is a great way to demonstrate your library’s importance to your community. You can be part of a national movement that raises awareness of libraries – and show your Connecticut pride because it started right here!”

Visit pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information, call 203-259-0346, ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

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