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Fairfield Library Celebrates "The Day You Begin" Children's Book

Fairfield, Conn. -  To include young readers in Fairfield's One Book One Town (OBOT) celebration this year, the committee also selected a charming picture book by OBOT author Jacqueline Woodson, The Day You Begin. The Library will celebrate this book in two sessions, one at the Main Library and one at the Fairfield Woods Branch. At both sessions, staff will read The Day You Begin, create a poem about friendship through a hands-on activity and decorate popsicle stick picture frames for sharing memories. The group will meet on Tuesday, March 5 at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road and on Tuesday, March 12 at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Both sessions meet from 4:00 to 4:45 pm and are for children in kindergarten and first grade. Registration is required: register in-person, online, or by calling the Library.

The Day You Begin is a picture book written by Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López about feeling different. It is also about realizing that when you are willing to share what makes you different, life opens up to you. This book was inspired by a poem in Woodson’s bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming.  

The main OBOT selection is Jacqueline Woodson’s Harbor Me, chosen as a book that can be embraced and shared by readers of all ages. Woodson has written over two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children. For more information about OBOT events, visit the OBOT page on the Library’s website at fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/OBOT or pick up a copy of the flyer when you are visiting the Library.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register or for more information on this and other programs, visit:  fairfieldpubliclibrary.org, or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter @fairfieldpublib and Facebook @fairfieldlibrary.

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