Below are the Public Libraries In and Around Madison 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 Madison 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.
|Killingworth Library||Call for details.|
|Henry Carter Hull Library||ON FEB 9: Magically Christina! will perform at 11:00 and drop-in crafts and snacks will be provided all day. Saturday Hours 10:00-4:00|
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 Madison 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.