Take Your Child to the Library Day is Saturday

Madeleine Furrer and Delaney Pereira, both age 4, are getting ready for Take Your Child to the Library Day at the Mark Twain Library on Saturday, Feb. 2. Participants will receive a book bag like the one the girls are holding, and there are lots of fun activities planned. — Allison Murphy photo

The Mark Twain Library is participating in the statewide Take Your Child to the Library Day this Saturday, Feb. 2.  This day-long celebration 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. Children can add their hand print to a mural, and play with jigsaw puzzles or storybook Scrabble.

The day will begin at 10 with Music and Movement for babies to five-year-olds. This will be followed by Storybook Art, Winter Crafts, and a Valentine’s Day program for preschoolers to elementary school children.

At 12:30, Riverside Reptiles visit for a “Meet the Snakes” program. There will be lots of snakes to meet and touch, including a boa constrictor.

To finish off the day, kids in third through eighth grades can try their hand at making crafts with duct tape, such as a phone case, wallet, or jewelry. There will be a ‘tween yoga class at 2:30 with Redding yoga teacher Laura Falasco.

Registration is requested for these programs. Please call the library at (203) 938-2545 or visit the library’s website, marktwainlibrary.org, to sign up for some or all of these events.

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