Take Your Child to the Library Day is held annually on the first Saturday of February. To celebrate, libraries across the country and around the world welcome families with programs, activities, and special events.
Since 2011, more than 1,735 libraries have participated, serving 56.54 million people, and drawing attention to the importance of the library in the lives of children.
Last year, the Take Your Child to the Library Day team launched a new public-facing website: takeyourchildtothelibrary.org. The site features information about Take Your Child to the Library Day and the benefits of libraries for children, including an interactive map for families to find a participating library near them. Coming soon is a librarian resource page with information and tools to make participating even easier.
Libraries across the country can register now and participate. Participation is completely customizable – it can be as simple as handing out bookmarks, or as elaborate as a full day extravaganza. Registration is simple and free through this form. When libraries register, they’ll be placed on the map for their
community to find.
You can also find marketing resources and FAQs here.
Take Your Child to the Library Day is coordinated by the Connecticut Library Consortium along with cofounder Caitlin Augusta of the Stratford (CT) Library.