Take Your Child to the Library Day set

BooksDo you love to read and hope your children will follow in your footsteps? Then come to the Greenwich Library as it celebrates Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Special giveaways, activities and crafts will be held at each of the town’s library branches to celebrate all the library has to offer children and families. Information about My First Library Card, the Ready for Reading Kits, downloadable eBooks, library databases for language learning and homework help and program information about story times and book clubs for children birth to age 12, will be available.

There will be a  Theatreworks performance of Skippyjon Jones at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium, presented by the Friends of Greenwich Library. The performance is approximately one hour and appropriate for grades kindergarten through fourth. People can pick up free assigned seating tickets at the auditorium doors at noon and there is a limit six per person. People can return at 1:50 p.m. when doors open.

The Greenwich Library Children’s Room will offer a Mother Goose storytime at 10:30 a.m. and drop-in crafts between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. featuring Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day themes. Children can also enjoy short films in the Constellation Room, and games and puzzles at the Imagination Station.

Cos Cob Library will host a special magic show at 1 p.m. featuring 13-year-old Greenwich resident Benjamin Zabin. Benjamin has been practicing magic since the age of three and is now a seasoned performer. At 3:45 p.m., Cos Cob Library will host Acoustically Rockin’ Your Kids World with Laura Doherty, a family music program. Call 203-622-6883 for more information.

At the Byram Shubert Library, children can participate in a special craft session with Allison at 10:30 a.m.

For more information on Take Your Child to the Library Day, visit Greenwichlibrary.org/Children or contact Deirdre Sullivan at 203-625-6547. For information on Skippyjon Jones, contact the Friends of Greenwich Library office at 203-622-7938.

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