Libraries across Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties will be celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 4th, 2023.
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an international initiative that encourages families to explore the services offered at their local library. Launched in 2011 in Connecticut, this annual event 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.
Some OWWL Libraries are planning scheduled events throughout the day including Victor Farmington Library who will host a Family Storytime with local author Mary Sandroni at 10am. Other libraries have drop-in events planned where families can stop by for a craft or activity. The Warsaw Public Library has participated in a variety of ways over the past ten years. Director Lisa Gricius said, “From turning the library into a game board to themed storytimes, this day is always a bright spot in the winter!”
OWWL Library System Program Director Suzanne Macaulay said children and families are always encouraged to visit the library, but February 4 provides a special day for families to explore the variety of learning opportunities available at their local library. “Take Your Child to the Library Day is a fantastic opportunity for community members to learn about the early literacy programs, educational resources, and fun events that their OWWL Library provides for free every day of the year.”
To find your local OWWL Library and their plans for Take your Child to the Library Day, visit owwl.org/libraries.
The OWWL Library System, headquartered in Canandaigua, New York, supports library services and the 42 OWWL Libraries serving Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties. Visit owwl.org to learn more.
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