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Take Your Child to the Library Day is Almost Here

Celebrate the Stonington Free Library and the Mystic & Noank Library this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.

While the Stonington Free Library and Mystic & Noank library offer programs and resources for residents of all ages throughout the year, this Saturday is a special celebration as it's "Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCTTLD)."

The event was born in Connecticut as "Nadine Lipman, a children's librarian in Waterford, Connecticut, came up with the idea for Take Your Child to the Library Day and selected the first Saturday in February as the annual day of celebration. The idea gained popularity immediately, and librarians started planning special events, programs, and displays."

Now, according to the TYCTTLD's blog, the list of participating libraries is growing and now includes 258 libraries in three countries and two Caribbean islands.

Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, a Connecticut children's author who works with Read to Grow, volunteered her services to design art for the event (see photo).

The Stonington Free Library and Mystic & Noank Library are participating in the annual Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 2.

Stop by the Mystic & Noank Library between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., for a variety of activities including games, crafts and movies.

The Stonington Free Library also has a bunch of activities planned and their celebration will focus on the bunny characters in Wallace's work. At 10:30 a.m. children will be able to make bunny ear headbands and hear rabbit stories, and there will be library bingo at 11:30 a.m.

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