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Celebrate with us Saturday, February 4

Take Your Child to the Library Day

This Saturday, February 4, DCDL is happy to be participating in the 12th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day. This international celebration encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library.

Launched in 2011 in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child and promotes library services and programs for children and families. Since 2011, more than 1,400 libraries have participated, serving a population area of 48.7 million people, and drawing attention to the importance of the library in the lives of children.

At each of your Delaware County District Library branches, we have something special planned to celebrate the day! The Delaware Main Library will have
a station set up for kids to Write a Letter to a Friend (which also coincides with National Write A Letter to a Friend Day on February 7). The Orange Branch Library has created a pop-up display that features an interactive pretend play library. Kids who visit can check out books like a member of the Circulation staff, shelves books like a Page, and even present their own mock storytime like a Children’s Librarian. The Powell and Ostrander branch libraries will have a scavenger hunt that will weave families throughout all areas of the library. Those who complete the hunt will get a small prize.

While you’re visiting any of the branches, see if you can find a display for the free Dolly Parton Imagination Library. As always, your littles will enjoy your Library’s puzzles, toys, computers, and, of course, books!

P.S. It’s also a great time to sign your child up for their very own library card!

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.