Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Celebrated on the first Saturday of February, this yearly event is a great way to advertise all the services and fun programs going on at your library on Saturdays.  At my library, we keep this library event simple.  In the morning, we promote our weekly Saturday Lego building brick storytime.  We schedule one of our therapy dogs to make a visit sometime during the day. In the afternoon, we include a passive art creation table.  Nothing too staff intensive.

This year, at the art creation table we decorated craft foam bracelets.  The bracelets are leftover from a Dícelebration a few years back. Recycling the leftover pieces from a past event actually made this a zero cost day for us. All of our supplies were sitting in our art supply closet.

Art table, bracelet supplies:

  • Craft foam bracelets (I think we originally bought these from Oriental Trading)
  • Sticky craft foam letters (they came with the bracelets, they peeled and stuck like stickers)
  • Color pens
  • Yarn (a few balls will do the trick, a small length of yarn is needed to tie the ends of the bracelets together)
  • Scissors (to cut the yarn, unless you have the yarn pre-cut)
Overall, I enjoy celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day. It is an easy way to add a little more fun to a normal Saturday at the library.  More information about Take Your Child to the Library Day can be found at Connecticut Library Consortium.  

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