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Greenwich Libraries Set Aside a Day for Kids

GREENWICH, Conn. – Kids can enjoy giveaways, activities and crafts at each of Greenwich's libraries Saturday, Feb. 4, as part of the first “Take Your Child to the Library Day.”

One of the highlights will be a Theatreworks performance of “Charlotte’s Web” at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Children can also participate in a scavenger hunt to learn about the library. Clues can be picked up at the Children’s Room desk, and every child who turns in a completed scavenger hunt list will earn a prize.

Kids and their families can visit a craft table to design a bookmark to be entered into the Greenwich Library’s “Love Your Library” bookmark contest. Children will be given a bookmark with instructions and will be limited only by their imagination. The contest will run from Feb. 4-18. The winning bookmarks will be printed to celebrate National Library Week in April.

Each Children’s Room will have a welcome table showcasing the resources, programs and services offered at the Greenwich Library and its branches. Information will be available about “My First Library Card,” Ready for Reading Kits, downloadable eBooks, library databases for language learning and homework help, and program information about story times and book clubs for children infant to age 12. Each child who visits will get a READ bracelet and a Greenwich Library pencil.

Cos Cob Library will play I SPY all day with clues to find fun items and pictures. All those who complete the game will have their name entered into a drawing for a special prize. There will also be music for children at 10:30 a.m. and a Gingerbread Man Hunt at 2 p.m.

At the Byram Shubert Library, children will be encouraged to enjoy a book and a slice of pizza. Both branches will also participate in the bookmark contest.

“Charlotte’s Web” is approximately one hour and appropriate for grades K-5. Pick up free assigned seating tickets (limit of six per person) at the auditorium doors at noon. Return at 1:50 p.m. when doors open.

For a full list of activities and crafts, visit the library's website . For more information on “Take Your Child to the Library Day,” contact Deirdre Sullivan at 203-625-6547. For information on "Charlotte’s Web," contact the event’s sponsor, the Friends of Greenwich Library, at 203-622-7938.

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