Mark Twain Library Celebrates the First Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Libraries throughout the state participate in a fun-filled day focused on children and books.
What better way to warm up this winter than with a good book, a cup of cocoa and a day of activities at the library for the children? The Mark Twain Library will be joining over 100 libraries throughout the state for the first-ever Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 4. This day-long celebration at the library will include festivities and activities for children of all ages.
Throughout the day there will be an ongoing book-based scavenger hunt for children and parents. Families will be greeted with balloons from Huck the Frog and can color pictures of their favorite children’s books while snacking on cocoa, juice, and cookies. There will also be a large story book jigsaw puzzle to complete, board games and checkers to play, and Tumblebooks to try out on the computer.
At 12:30, young children can listen to stories and sing songs with a “real” Mother Goose. There will be a showing of a children’s movie at 1:30, followed by a Just Daddy and Me story time at 2:00. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and children can decorate a card or a cupcake for someone special at 2:30.
To finish of the day, come bang a drum with percussionist Edward Leonard of Fun with Rhythms. This educational and fun drum will teach children the basics of music while playing interactive rhythm games. Children will learn about hand percussion instruments from around the world and will make music from everyday household materials.
Please call the library at (203) 938-2545 or email Allison@marktwainlibrary to sign up for some or all of these events.