Take Your Child to the Library Day – Saturday, Feb 4

Greenwich Library and its branches will celebrate the sixth annual Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Children of all ages and their families are invited to visit the Library and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities while learning about Library resources and programs.

Whether it’s your child’s first or one-hundredth visit to the library, Take Your Child to the Library Day is a wonderful way to celebrate literacy, learning, and community!

Take Your Child to the Library Day Events

The Friends of Greenwich Library will present a live musical performance of Alice in Wonderland by Plaza Theatrical Productions in the Cole Auditorium. With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle and the Mad Hatter, Alice finds her way home in this fast-paced musical adaptation. This 60-minute musical is appropriate for children in grades 2-6, and is open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at 10:00 am in the Cole Auditorium. Doors open at 10:50 am. For more information, call the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.

Just before the show, families can enjoy a special Take Your Child to the Library Day Mother Goose Storytime from 10:30 – 11:00 am in the back of the Children’s Room. After the show, from 12-3:00 pm, children of all ages can make a one-of-a-kind craft to take home at our Drop-in Crafts table.

At Cos Cob Library, families can join Miss Jeanne for a Drop-in Storytime all about Valentine’s Day from 10 – 10:30 am. There are lots of fun stories about this holiday and Miss Jeanne knows them all. At 10:30 am the Friends of Cos Cob Library will host their Annual Valentine Card Workshop. Create beautiful cards for your family, plus one extra-special card for a resident of Nathaniel Witherell using our supplies. Call (203) 622-6883 for more information.

At the Byram Shubert Library, kids can foster a love of reading during Book and a Slice Day at 11:00 am. Find a good book and a comfortable place to read and enjoy a slice of pizza. Open to all ages. Call (203) 531-0462 for more information.

Parents can experience one of the Library’s newest resources at all three library locations on February 4. Greenwich Library and the School Readiness Council (SRC) of Greenwich have partnered to collect and share information for parents on “Behavior Readiness” for children entering elementary school. The books are available in the Parent Resource section in the Children’s Room at the main branch and also at Cos Cob and Byram Shubert Library.

For more information on Take Your Child to the Library Day activities, please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/children or contact Director of Children’s Services Deirdre Sullivan at dsullivan@greenwichlibrary.org or call 203-622-7940. Don’t forget, Take Your Child to the Library Day is the perfect time to register all your family members for a Library card. Stop by any lending desk to sign up.

Learn more about Take Your Child to the Library Day at www.takeyourchildtothelibrary.blogspot.com.

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