On Saturday Feb. 1, the Plainville Public Library will host a day of family friendly activities to celebrate the 3rd Annual “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Throughout the day, families can enjoy a variety of self-run activities including board game and building block free play, as well a library scavenger hunt. Door prizes will be raffled off several times throughout the day.
Scheduled events include:
11 to 11:30 a.m. “Wee Jamboree” (best for ages 2-5 with caregivers, families welcome)
Local resident Chris Sinacore will bring his ukulele and lead a sing-along of kid’s favorites. Drop-in, no registration needed.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ‘Rubber Band Bracelet Fun (ages 6 and up)’
Families are invited to make rubber band bracelets (like Rainbow Loom) using traditional supplies as well as trying some new variations. Participants should bring their own loom and supplies to share their knowledge with others and create bracelets together. Some supplies provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own for more fun. Drop-in, no registration needed.
2 to 3:30 p.m. “Snowflake Family Fun” (best for ages 3 and up and their caregivers, siblings welcome.)
Local resident Linda Cassarino will host a family fun afternoon full of activities to keep you toasty. Warm up with music and movement activities and then listen to winter tale or two. The afternoon will finish up with a mini “reader’s theater” with a chance to act out the stories using props. Registration requested, please call (860)793-1450.
TakeYour Child to the Library Day is a Connecticut-grown, grass-roots project dreamed up by Nadine Lipman, retired Head of Children’s Services at the Waterford, Conn. Public Library in 2012. With the third annual event this year, nearly 400 libraries across the state and nation are celebrating.
For more information about the events hosted by the Plainville Public Library Children’s Depart-ment, call the library at (860) 793-1450 or visit the library website at www. plainvillelibrary.org