Saturday, February 2, 2019 is Take Your Child to the Library Day. This does not prevent you from taking a child any day, of course, but this specific day celebrates with family-friendly activities and helps people learn about early literacy programs, educational resources, and fun events that libraries provide free to the community every day.
Take Your Child to the Library Day was launched in 2011 as a grassroots literacy project in Connecticut. Created by Connecticut librarians Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta with Connecticut children’s book illustrator/author Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, it has become an international celebration encouraging families everywhere to take their children to their local libraries. Nearly all Connecticut libraries participate in this event and last year almost 900 libraries participated nationally.
Find your library on the link above called “For Book Lovers” where you can find your library via region or just use the search function and then click on your library’s website link to find out more about what is happening near you.
More About Take Your Child to the Library Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day is a free event supported by the Connecticut Library Consortium and endorsed by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association), Reach Out and Read, and Read to Grow. For more information, visit www.takeyourchildtothelibrary.org.