Take Your Child to the Library Day Participants 2017
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Library NameTownYears participatingprograms, ideas, commentsPrior year programs
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AlabamaNorth Shelby LibraryBirmingham2017 - welcome!Call for details.212237
ALABAMAPinson Public LibraryPinson2016 - our FIRST ALABAMA LIBRARY!Drop in craft and kids get a sticker that says they visited the library!716344737471
College Gate Elementary Library
Anchorage2016 - welcome!ON FEB 5: We are hosting a library read-in and book making event. - Welcome to your school library! We're glad you're joining291826
AlaskaHomer Public LibraryHomer2014, 2015our first Alaska library5003
populations served! And counting!
Alberta, CanadaGrimshaw Municipal LibraryGrimshaw2015-20162016 events - Call for detailsour first Alberta library! 2015 was Lego Block Party Building Readers one block at a time, Random Acts of Reading promotion with our local Subway Restaurant2515
ArizonaCarlisle Public Library (Navajo County library)Carlisleneour first Arizona library
ArizonaCibecue Community Library (Navajo County library)20141331
ArizonaClay Springs Public Library (Navajo County library)2014401
ArizonaHolbrook Public Library (Navajo County library)2014event coordinator of 2014 TYC Day week!5053
ArizonaHopi Public Library (Navajo County library)2014746
ArizonaKayenta Community Library (Navajo County library)20145189
ArizonaMcNary Community Library (Navajo County library)2014528
ArizonaPinedale Public Library (Navajo County library)2014487
ArizonaPinetop-Lakeside Public Library (Navajo County library)20144282
ArizonaRim Community Library (Navajo County library)Heber20142822
ArizonaShow Low Public Library (Navajo County library)201410660
ArizonaSnowflake-Taylor Public Library (Navajo County library)20145590
ArizonaWhiteriver Public Library (Navajo County library)20144104
ArizonaWinslow Public Library (Navajo County library)20149655
ArizonaWoodruff Community Library (Navajo County library)2014191
ArkansasCentral Arkansas Library System2013, 2014State representative Lisa Donovan393193
ArkansasFayetteville Public LIbraryFayetteville201373580
ArkansasWoolfolk Public LibraryMarion2016 - welcome!Story time at 10am for all children, multiple crafts and snacks!12345
CaliforniaAnaheim Public LibrariesAnaheim2015welcome!336265
CaliforniaAnaheim Public Libraries - BookmobileAnaheim2015welcome!
CaliforniaAnaheim Public Libraries - Haskett Library2015welcome! Enjoy a storytime and craft project.
CaliforniaAnaheim Public Libraries - Ponderosa Joint-Use LibraryAnaheim2015welcome! Enjoy a storytime and craft project.
CaliforniaCalifornia Library Literacy Services
CaliforniaCalifornia State Library
CaliforniaCarlsbad City LibraryCarlsbad2017 - welcome!2017: call for details105328
Sierra Del Oro Little Free Library
Corona2017 -welcome!Library open to the public, 24/7. Take a book, Share a book, Return a book (The pictures online look great!)152374
CaliforniaCosta Mesa Technology LibraryCosta Mesa2016 - welcome!
- 3D printing demo
- Decorate and manipulate your own photo using apps on a tablet
CaliforniaCrowell Public LibrarySan Marino201413147
CaliforniaGarden Grove/Tibor Rubin LibraryGarden Grove2017 - welcome!Saturday, February 4 - All Day
The Garden Grove/Tibor Rubin Library invites families to visit the library. There will be toys to play with and coloring sheets available for children all day .
CaliforniaIdyllwild Library (Riverside County Library System)Idyllwild2017 - welcome!2017: Special Guests: Musician Sandii Castleberry (Musical Spoon Workshop), Children and Young Adult Author Diana Diehl (discussion), and Mayor Max of Idyllwild (local area dog who serves as unofficial mayor).
Other events: Library tours, Library scavenger hunt, drawings for prizes, free books, Newbery and Caldecott book display, child photograph in character backdrop with library card, library resources display (Fabulous day planned!)
CaliforniaLa Palma LibraryLa Palma2017 - welcome!2017: Saturday, February 4 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The La Palma Library invites will host family game time. Families are invited to come play one of our games or bring their own.15568
CaliforniaLincoln Public LibraryLincoln2015welcome! Activities include local author visit, Mother Goose storytime, and crafts.42819
CaliforniaEl Toro LibraryLake Forest2016Visit our craft table where children can color a "I went to the Library!" door hanger.77264
CaliforniaLong Beach Public LibraryLong Beach2015Storytime, Make and Take Craft, Launch of Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Club (fun!)469428
CaliforniaMono County Library
Mammoth Lakes
2016 - welcome!Passing out free books to children when they come into the library.
Holding story times.
Signing up for a library card.
Sign up for Raising A Reader (A free book bag lending program)
CaliforniaMcKinleyville Public LibraryMcKinleyville2016 - welcome!It's our usual Baby Read and Grow story time day, but we will have an additional component with a library tour for attendees. We'll have a prize for children coming into the library that day, we may also do a scavenger hunt.15177
CaliforniaNorco LibraryNorco2016 - welcome!We will be offering games, crafts and a friends of the library book sale for the children.27063
CaliforniaOntario City Library, Ovitt BranchOntario167500
CaliforniaRoynton School LibraryLa Verne2013our first school library31063
CaliforniaA.K. Smiley Public LibraryRedlands2016 - welcome!Call for details68747
CaliforniaSan Jacinto Public Library201444199
CaliforniaSan Juan Capistrano LibrarySan Juan Capistrano2016 - welcome!Families are invited to join us at 10am for a free screening of "Hotel Transylvania 2" with complimentary popcorn and water.34593
CaliforniaSanta Clarita - Old Town Newhall Library2014179500
CaliforniaSanta Clarita - Valencia Library201461237
CaliforniaSanta Clarita Public Library2014
CanadaIngersoll Public Library201212146
ColoradoDenver - Park Hill Branch LibraryDenver2015-2016Bingo for Books -famililes play bingo and win books!2015 was decorate bookbags and bookmarks - Park Hill, will you be our Colorado rep? Email us if you're still interested :)649495
ColoradoErie Community LibraryErie2016 - welcome!Call for details18135
ColoradoRiverside LibraryEvans2016 - welcome!Children's author visit
Passive programming..... literacy crafts
Take home materials and prizes
Special book display featuring materials about books and libraries
ColoradoJohn C. Fremont LibraryFlorence2016 - welcome!Special Story Time and make our own book tracker using up-cycled DVD cases. The cover will feature the TYCLD logo and information.3881
ColoradoLafayette Public LibraryLafayette2017 - welcome!We'll be having a selfie station for families to take photos of themselves at the library and post to Instagram or Twitter. We'll also have giveaways of posters, bookmarks and stickers. All day, 10 am to 5 pm. Come join us!24453
ColoradoNederland Community Library20131445
ColoradoNew Castle Branch LibraryNew Castle2016 - welcome! We have a Who am I? poster with 10 book characters for kids to name. Each participant will receive a READ sticker and be placed into a drawing to win a book. We are copying the I went to the Library doorknob holders for them to color. We will have snowflake patterns for both parents and children to cut out and hang in our window polar bear display. And they can create a bookmark. 4518
ColoradoGarfield County Libraries - Rifle BranchRifle2016 - welcome!2016 Teddy Bear sleepover9172
ConnecticutMemorial Hall LIbraryAndover2015-20172017: Special Saturday Storytime with Mrs. Campen at 11:30AM, followed by Silly Songs with Andover musician Tony Susi at 12:30PM. There will also be snacks. :) 2016: Storytimes, drop in crafts, Legomania, Book Bingo3303
ConnecticutAnsonia LibraryAnsonia20152015 was Join us for stories, crafts and snacks from 10:00-11:30am19249
ConnecticutAshford - Babcock LibraryAshford2014-20164317
ConnecticutAvon Free LibraryAvonbefore 2015, 2015-20172017: ON FEB 10: Valentine's Dance!2016: Storytime. 2015 was show, storytime, activity18098
ConnecticutBeacon Falls Public LibraryBeacon Falls2013-20172017: We will have drop in crafts for the children from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.2016: drop in craft, a readers theater group performance, craft. 2015: Valentine's Day Craft, Reader's Theatre, crafts6049
ConnecticutBerlin-Peck Memorial LibraryBerlin2012, 2013, 2015-20172017: Hungerford Nature Center will be presenting a program (with live animals) called "Animals Preparing for Winter."19866
ConnecticutBethany - Clark Memorial LibraryBethany2015-20172017: Call for details2016: Cyril the Sorcerer. 2015 was woodworking storytime, Frozen showing, raffle5563
ConnecticutBethel Public LibraryBethelbefore 2015, 2015-20172017: Family program - 2:30 pm-Edward Leonard - Silly Sing-Along Program2015 was Let's Take a Trip to Africa family program9549
ConnecticutBethlehem Public LibraryBethlehem2015, 20172017: White Memorial Conservation Center will present a program "Wildlife in Winter' for children, their parents. grandparents and caregivers. The hour-long program will take place at Bethlehem Library, 32 Main Street South on February 4th, Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30. 2015 was FAMILY DAY GAMES, PUZZLES, SCRABBLE AND LEGO FROM 10:00 am UNTIL 2:00 pm.3422
ConnecticutBloomfield - Prosser LibraryBloomfieldbefore 2015, 2015-20172017: 11-12 Build a book buddy bear workshop at Prosser.
1-2 pm Bwana Iguana (live reptiles) at the Branch-P.Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library. 3-4 " Meet the Cello" music program for families at Prosser. All day coloring
2016 - Drumming program. Large scale coloring poster, Cartooning program. 2015 was indoor story walk, all morning craft buffet, Valentine the clown face painting, balloon animals, clowning20486
ConnecticutBolton - Bentley Memorial LIbraryBolton2012, 2013, 2015-20172017: Check website for details5017
ConnecticutBrainerd Memorial LibraryHaddambefore 20157635
ConnecticutBridgeport - North BranchBridgeport2012-20172017: 11:00 a.m. visit with author Nicky Tomboulides talking about her book It's A Clean Green World144269
ConnecticutBridgeport Public LibraryBridgeport2012+
ConnecticutBridgewater - Burnham LibraryBridgewaterbefore 2015, 2015-2017Special performance; call for details.1727
ConnecticutBristolBristol2016-20172017: Love your Library Day with our big lovable Bubba the Purple Gorilla visiting child for stories and lovable crafts! 2016: Train Conductor magic show with magician Steve Woyce. Crafts and library card registration!60477
ConnecticutF.N. Manross Memorial LibraryBristolNEW for 2016!2017: On FEB 11, Family Valentine's Day program for TYCTTL day.Valentine Candy Workshop, featuring it! LLC. special candy-making workshop with chocolatier and owner of it! LLC, a local Forestville business.
ConnecticutBrookfield LibraryBrookfield2012-20172017: 9:30 "Doughnuts with Dad," 11:00 "Winter Wonderland" Magic Show, 3:00 "Purple Party" to celebrate "Harold and the Purple Crayon," All Day "Find Harold" Scavenger Hunt2016: Doughnuts with Dads. Native American Life in Early Brookfield with Drew Shuptar-Rayvis. Life-sized Chutes and Ladders16452
ConnecticutBrooklyn Town LibraryBrooklyn2015-20162016: Monthly winter program for children. Pete the Cat.8244
ConnecticutBurlington Public LibraryBurlingtonbefore 2015, 2015-20172017: check website for details 2016: Dancin' with Hoops with Judi Ann Jones.Coloring, board games and a Raffle! 9301
ConnecticutCanaan - David M. Hunt LibraryCanaan2015, 20172017: ON FEB 11: February is Pancake Month, and it has become our tradition to have a pancake breakfast for the children following Story Time.
Pancake related stories included of course!
Feb. 11 at10:30am
ConnecticutCanterbury Public LibraryCanterbury2014-20172017: live turtle visit, put name of secret word in using pony beads for coding, see the library train. Each activity will have an hour slot. Check for more activities.
2016 We will be offering activities based on Mo Willems' books:
- Pigeon plate puppets
- Coloring & Mad-Libs handouts
- Drive the bus, but don't let the Pigeon take the wheel!. 2015 was Crafts every hour from 10-2, color a rocket ship,
ConnecticutCanton Public LibraryCanton2012-20172017: Call for details2016 is Early Childhood Community Fair
Preschool Special Event 4th Annual Communiry Wide Preschool Art Show 2015 was Early Childhood Community Fair, animal program for young children
ConnecticutCheshire Public LibraryCheshire
2012, 2013 +(?), 2015-2017
2017: Preschool Fair

The Cheshire Public Library would like to invite you to participate in our Preschool Fair on Saturday, February 4 from 1:00-3:30 pm. In the event of bad weather, the snow date will be March 4th. Meet with preschools in the Cheshire area. One-stop-shop to community preschools in order to navigate information regarding school facilities, personnel, and educational philosophies.

Participating Preschools:

Boulder Knoll Montessori School
Bunny Village Child Development Center
Cheshire Community YMCA Preschool
Cheshire KinderCare Learning Center
Cheshire Nursery School
Darcey Early Childhod Center of Cheshire
First Church Preschool
Independent Day School in Middlefield
Little Cherubs Christian Preschool
Over the Rainbow Early Learning Center
St Bridget School
Stork Club
Pumpernickel Puppets for 201629261
ConnecticutChester Public LIbraryChester2013, 2015-20172017: Call for details2016: Cake with the TCL logo on it and crafts, too. Making buttons with the logo. 2015 was Meet Fairbanks the dog3832
ConnecticutHenry Carter Hull LibraryClinton2012-20172017: Magic Show with Bob Hale Magic at 3 pm.2016: Rockin' & Reading with Pete the Cat (concert by Al deCant)13260
ConnecticutColchester - Cragin Memorial LibraryColchesterbefore 2015, 2015-20172017: coloring sheets, crafts, and activities. Check website for further details.2016: Indoor storywalk, crafts and snacks 2015:Play, Move, and Sing with Sukey Malloy16068
ConnecticutColumbia - Saxton B. LibraryColombiabefore 2015, 2015-20172017: Drop in crafts in the morning, Animal Program from Children's Museum in the afternoon 2016: Crafts, have a ‘book’ snack, and of course check out some great books! 4971
ConnecticutCornwall LibraryCornwall2017 - welcome!2017: Crafts, book program, and snacks. Call for details.1420
ConnecticutCoventry - Booth and Dimock Memorial LibraryCoventrybefore 2015, 2015-20172017: Call for details2015 was scavenger hunt & bookmark craft12435
ConnecticutCromwell Belden Public LibraryCromwellbefore 2015, 2015-20172017: Make Your Own Book:
Need to a bag to keep your library books? Decorate your own book bag. Ages 5 & Up. 11:00 AM- 12:00 pm. Registration Required.

Movie: Inside Out
All Ages. 1:00 pm.No registration required.

Snacks & Refreshments
All Ages. 3:00- 4:00 pm. No registration required.

Raffle Drawing
Children who come by the library on Take Your Child to the Library Day will get raffle tickets. The drawing will be held at 4:00pm you do not have to be present to pick up your prize.

Any child who checks out a book will get a book to take home and keep.
2016 is PHOTO BOOTH! Pic with your favorite book. 2015 was bookmark craft, free books and library pencils14005
ConnecticutDanbury Public LibraryDanburybefore 2015, 2015-20172017: ON FEB 7: Elephant and Piggie Stories and Knuffle Bunny Film. Drawing for Books.2016 Activities and giving out books from "Reading is Fundamental"/Macy's. 2015 was Musician Jay Mankita, book swap, sign up children 5 and under for the Imagination Library83684
ConnecticutDarien LibraryDarien2012, 201320732
ConnecticutDeep RiverDeep Riverbefore 2015, 2015-20172017: We will be offering a Deep River Drive-in, featuring the short film STICKMAN. We'll have box car seating and popcorn is on us! (So. much. fun!)2016: Country Quilt Llamas visits!4629
ConnecticutDerby Public LibraryDerbybefore 2015, 2015, 20172017: a painting class presented by a local art studio
drop in Lego Time
reading to our therapy dog
2016: "Thumbody Loves You" creative art program for ages 4-1. Make characters on notecards/book marks for Valentine's Day giving. LEGO Time 2015 was Winter Tales for ages 2-5, Turn it up music and movement, LEGO time for ages 4-1112801
ConnecticutDurham Public LibraryDurhambefore 2015-20172016: Music Concert7388
ConnecticutEast Granby Public LibraryEast Granby2012-20172017: Will are having a Dragon's Love Tacos Taco Party! (How cool is this!)2016 children to dress as their favorite story book character, have games, treats, scavenger hunt. 2015 was Frozen celebration! themed snack and crafts. Meet Elsa and take a photo with Olaf.5148
ConnecticutEast Haddam - Rathbun Memorial LibraryEast Haddambefore 2015, 2015-20172017: call for details9126
ConnecticutEast Haddam LIbrary SystemEast Haddam2015
ConnecticutEast Hampton Public LibraryEast Hampton2013-20172017: Special performance by Sunnytrain , family-friendly crafts and games throughout the day from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 2016 is Mardi Gras masks, Chinese New Year crafts, bulletin board, games, program on the Year of the Monkey, 2015 was Bubble Wrap Crocs craft, face painting, Frozen sing-along, book design contest and I Spy12959