Greenwich Library kicks off its inaugural "Take Your Child to the Library Day" on Saturday, February 4. Special giveaways, activities and crafts will be held at each of the branches to celebrate all the library has to offer children and families.
One of the highlights of the day will be the Theatreworks performance of Charlotte's Web 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 K-5. Pick up free assigned seating tickets (limit 6 per person) at the auditorium doors at noon. Return at 1:50 p.m. when doors open.
The Children's Room will have a welcome table showcasing the resources, programs and services offered at Greenwich Library and its branches. 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. Each child who visits will get a READ bracelet and a Greenwich Library pencil.
Children and their families can visit the craft table to design a special bookmark that can be entered into Greenwich Library's "Love Your Library" bookmark contest. Children will be given a bookmark with instructions and will only be limited by their imagination. The contest will run from February 4 through February 18. Winners will be selected from the entries and the winning bookmarks will be printed to celebrate National Library Week in April.
There will also be a fun scavenger hunt to help children learn about the library. Clues can be picked up at the Children's Room desk, and every child who turns in a completed scavenger hunt list will earn a prize.
Cos Cob Library will play I SPY all day with clues to find fun items and pictures. All those who complete the game will have their names entered into a drawing for a special prize. There will also be music for children at 10:30 a.m. and a Gingerbread Man Hunt at 2 p.m.
At the Byram Shubert Library, children will be encouraged to enjoy a book and a slice of pizza. Both branches will also participate in the bookmark contest.
For a full list of activities and crafts, please visit our website. For more information on "Take Your Child to the Library Day" please contact Deirdre Sullivan at (203) 625-6547. For information on Charlotte's Web, please contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.
These programs are made possible through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library, the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.
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