Take your child to the library this Saturday
Several area libraries will be participating in the seventh annual Take Your Child to the Library Day this Saturday, Feb. 3. The event was started in 2011 by retired Waterford Public Library children’s librarian Nadine Lipman to encourage families to visit their local libraries and showcase the role that libraries play in their communities. The event is now celebrated all over the world on the first Saturday in February.
The Public Library of New London will be holding scavenger hunts all day, with crafts from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and a Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center presentation on cold weather adaptations at 1:30 p.m. All families that visit the library on Saturday will also have all late fees waived.
The Groton Public Library will also be celebrating the birthday of Stretch the Giraffe on Take Your Child to the Library Day, with drop-in activities and crafts all day and birthday cake at 11 a.m.
The Bill Memorial Library in Groton will have cookies and hot chocolate for patrons, as well as crafts, scavenger hunts and the chance to win a jar of chocolate if anyone can guess the correct number of pieces.
The Wheeler Library in North Stonington will be continuing the festivities all week with scavenger hunts, crafts and their “Love Your Library” bulletin board project.
For more information, contact your local library or visit ctlibrarians.org.
Take Your Child to the Library Day — 10 a.m.-noon, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road; activities to celebrate the day and Stretch the Giraffe’s birthday; free; (860) 441-6750.
Take Your Child to the Library Day — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton; scavenger hunts, chocolate trivia and crafts to celebrate the day; free; (860) 445-0392.
Take Your Child to the Library Week — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington; scavenger hunts, crafts and more to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day; through Feb. 10; free; (860) 535-0383.
Take Your Child to the Library Day — 10:30 a.m., Stonington Free Library, 20 High St.; dual language storytime for ages 4-8; free; (860) 535-0658. Take Your Child to the Library Day — 1 p.m., Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich; Native American storytime with Larry Spotted Crow Mann; free; (860) 889-2365.
Take Your Child to the Library Day — Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., drop-in bookmark craft; 1:30 p.m., “Survival of Snow and Ice” program by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center; free; (860) 447-1411.
Superhero Training — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road; to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day; for all ages with an adult; free; (860) 444-5805.
Take Your Child to the Library Day — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road; free bookmarks and stickers for children; (860) 739-6926.
Take your Child to the Library Day — 2 p.m., Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road; magic show with Mr. Magic; for ages 4 and up with a caregiver; free; registration required; (860) 859-1130.
Take Your Child to the Library Day — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester; crafts and more to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day; free; (860) 537-5752.