Children's librarian Nadine Lipman, from Waterford, had the original idea to start a "Take Your Child to the Library Day" in response to the preholiday push for "Take Your Child to the Bookstore Day."
The idea captured the attention of many children's librarians and now almost every public library in the state of Connecticut will be celebrating this special day on the first Saturday of February. Even Connecticut's own children's author/illustrator has jumped on board to donate her artwork for this special annual event.
Come to the and/or for the special activities that we have planned for our young patrons. Craft stations will be set up in the Children's Room to make a bookmark and valentine. There will be a prize drawing for a Book Bag of Books (with a puzzle, memory game and sculpting clay in there, too!).
Each library with also host a special live birds of prey presentation from "A Place Called Hope" at 12:30 p.m. at the Atwater Library and 2 p.m. at the Smith Library.
A very special thanks to our North Branford Friends of the Library and an anonymous family in Northford for making these special activities available to all our families in North Branford and Northford for free at your local library!!