Below are the Public Libraries In and Around Hartford CC Celebrating the 8th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day with Free Family Events
Launched in Connecticut in 2012, Take Your Child to the Library Day has blossomed into an international celebration with nearly 1,200 participating libraries from 49 states and 5 countries. The brainchild of retired Waterford children’s librarian Nadine Lipman, the event was developed to spotlight libraries as vital community resources that enrich, educate and entertain – and to encourage families everywhere to take their children to their local libraries.
Special programs are being planned to delight families from one end of the state to the other. Below are the libraries within 5 miles of Hartford CC offering free, engaging activities. These are just a few of the many programs being offered at public libraries across Connecticut for Take Your Child to the Library Day.
|Wethersfield Public Library||10:30am Horizon Wings-Birds of Prey Program Experience the thrill of being up close to a magnificent eagle and other birds of prey. Learn about their lives, habits and ways to protect them. 2:00pm Movie Afternoon: Incredibles 2 (PG) Bring a blanket and snack. Registration is required and begins on Monday, January 7th for residents and Wednesday, January 30th for nonresidents. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register.|
|Glastonbury - Welles Turner Memorial Library||9:30am-4:30pm: Very Hungry Mini-Golf; crafts; activities; snacks 10:00 am: Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Birthday Party 2:30pm: Eileen Packard-Stories, Songs, Puppets & Poetry All programs are free and no registration is needed.|
|Hartford Public Library & Albany Branch & Ropkins Branch||JAN 28-FEB 2. Call for dates & details by branch (Several branches participating). ON FEB 2 at the Downtown Children's Room: Stories, crafts, and a library scavenger hunt.|
|West Hartford Libraries||Music Concert and British Afternoon Tea Party|
|East Hartford Public Library||ON FEB 9: Performing artist Tammy Denease will appear as aviatrix Bessie Coleman for an all-ages one-woman show.|
|Hartford Public Library - Barbour Branch||ON TUES FEB 5: Decorate tote bags, Henna, School Choice Application Assistance, Raffle for I Love My Library Tote with books|
|Hartford Public Library - Mark Twain Branch||Please Call for Information|
|West Hartford Faxon Branch||Please Call for Information|
The statewide nonprofit Connecticut Library Consortium, which coordinates the event, reports that nearly every town in Connecticut hosted free activities for families during last year’s celebration. “Since its inception, Take Your Child to the Library Day activities have been made available to more than 39 million individuals and families across the U.S. and in countries around the globe,” said Jennifer Keohane, Connecticut Library Consortium’s Executive Director. “Taking children to the library helps them develop a love of reading and learning, but the benefits don’t end there. Choosing and checking out their own materials helps children learn independence, sharing, and responsibility. Library books and technology open up access to the world and fuel children’s curiosity and passions. And library programs provide myriad opportunities for learning, discovering, making friends, and having fun! If you want your children to become thoughtful, engaged citizens, start by bringing them to the library – on Take Your Child to the Library Day or any day.”
Check out Take Your Child to the Library participation map to see what libraries around Hartford CC have planned.
To find a library near you, visit ctlibrarians.org/findmylibrary. For more information on Take Your Child to the Library program, visit takeyourchildtothelibrary. For more information about CT libraries, visit CTLibraries.org.