Take Your Child to the Library Day is Feb. 6

Greenwich Library and its branches will celebrate the fifth annual Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 6. Children of all ages and their families are invited to visit the Library and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities while learning about Library resources and programs.

Whether it’s your child’s first visit to the library or their 1000th, Take Your Child to the Library Day is a wonderful way to celebrate literacy, learning, and community.

Begin this special day at the Cos Cob Library with a Mad Science performance of Spin, Pop, Boom on Saturday, February 6 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Community room. Come learn about crazy chemical reactions and the greatness of gravity!  Some brave volunteers will be asked to help activate an erupting foam volcano.

Then from 2:30-4:30 p.m., the Friends of Cos Cob Library will host their Annual Valentine Workshop. All the supplies you need to make beautiful cards will be provided – let your creative juices flow!  Make cards for your family, plus one extra-special card for a resident of Nathaniel Witherell. Call 203-622-6883 for more information.

Byram Shubert Library will offer A Book and a Slice on Saturday, Feb. 6 at noon. Come read your favorite book and enjoy a slice of pizza. Call 203-531-0462 for more information.

The Main Library will present Sciencetellers on Saturday, February 6 from 1-2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented theatrical learning experience. Get ready for interactive and explosive experiments with dry ice, fog, smoke-filled bubbles, flying rockets and more. Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true.  Recommended for ages 4 and up; no tickets required. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Don’t forget, Take Your Child to the Library Day is the perfect time to register all your family members for a Library card. Stop by any lending desk to sign up.

For more information on Take Your Child to the Library Day activities, please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/Children or contact Director of Children’s Services Deirdre Sullivan at [email protected] or call 203-622-7940.

Take Your Child to the Library Day is the brainchild of Nadine Lipman, retired head of children’s services at Waterford Public Library in CT. With the help of Caitlin Augusta, from the Stratford Public Library, and the support of many others, the program that Nadine launched in 2012 has grown to become a national initiative of the Connecticut Library Consortium. The annual celebration takes place on the first Saturday in February and promotes literacy and library services for children and families. The movement has ballooned in popularity, with more than 470 libraries in three countries participating. For more information, please visit www.takeyourchildtothelibrary.blogspot.com.

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