Once again, the APL is celebrating “Take Your Child to the Library Day” along with libraries nationwide. While we, and many of our patrons, believe that EVERY DAY is Take Your Child to the Library Day, we celebrate the first Saturday in February with special activities in order to help spread the word about all that happens in and around the building.
TYCTTLD was started by Nadine Lipman, a children’s librarian in Waterford, CT. In 2012 it was decided to bring the idea to other libraries and to celebrate on the first Saturday in February. As of the writing of this article, almost 1000 libraries have registered to take part in 2017 festivities. Each library plans their celebration individually, and librarians regularly share their success stories as a way to keep increasing the FUN!
On Saturday, February 4th from 10am-2pm, the Attleboro Public Library will be showcasing the many ways children and their families can participate in library activities. While everyone knows libraries offer books and storytime, we also offer technology, Lego Club, literacy kits, board games, Tail Waggin’ Tutors, book groups for elementary, middle school and high school students, book groups for parents and other adults, personalized book recommendations for the whole family and SO MUCH MORE!
We’re inviting the entire community to come in, take a tour, chat with library staff and ask ALL the questions. We’ll have our favorite games and toys out and extra staff and volunteers on hand. Come play with the Sensory Station, explore with a scavenger hunt, try some story building games or simply relax in the reading tent. We hope you come in and say hello, and please, bring a friend!