Friday, December 5, 2014

December updates

Hi, everyone!

Just a few more useful bits of information for all of you. Contact me directly if anything needs explaining. 

For general information about the day, including sample press releases, logo images for use, and promotional materials to purchase, visit 

Registration: This year, we are asking everyone to register as a participant (It's FREE) via our survey. To *bribe you*, I will tell you that everyone who registers will be entered into a prize drawing of about 20 prizes. I have been saving them all year including some great Readalongs from Recorded Books, so please register here for a chance to win one: (Deadline for prize drawing January 20).

Volunteers are always welcome as are sponsors (give prizes or other materials to help out) and supporters (authors, publishers, dignitaries who want to send us a photo, quote or other verbal endorsement for the website). 

Please email me with questions or concerns or ideas at any time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear from all of you - caugusta [at] stratfordlibrary [dot] org 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

State/Province/Region representatives!

Since I have sent a few (or 100) emails recently about state representatives, just wanted to get the info on how to volunteer front and center. Please email me at caugusta [at] stratfordlibrary [dot] org with any question whatsoever. It is always a true joy to hear from any librarian, especially one from a different part of the country/continent/world, so if you are on the fence, just think how excited I will be to get your email--write us!


2015 Welcome!

Welcome back to Take Your Child to the Library Day 2015. If you participated in the past, welcome back. If this is your first year, welcome! It's easy to participate. This year, we will have a registration form coming soon so we can send you updates from time to time. We also love to hear what each library is doing, so please send us your news using the comments section!

A special welcome to Lindsey S at the Eudora Public Library. She is our newest state representative from the great state of Kansas. We look forward to sharing ideas with our colleagues in Kansas, Lindsey!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An award winning program!

Take Your Child to the Library Day has won the Connecticut Library Association Faith Hektoen Award for outstanding program for 2014. Congratulations to Nadine, Caitlin, and every participating library for making this event award winning!

Monday, February 3, 2014

I'm still playing catch up!

While all of you fill out your surveys, I have several more batches of libraries to welcome! I still haven't combed through all the Facebook posts, so expect to see some more posts in the days to come!

Phillips Public Library, Phillips, Maine
Alice Baker Library, Eagle, WI, part of the Waukesha County Federated Library System

Wright Branch Library, Wright, Wyoming (Our first Wyoming library!)
Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana (Welcome back!)
Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT (Welcome back!)
The Hudson Falls Free Library, Hudson Falls, NY
Onondaga County Public Library system in NY (16 libraries) - Check out the events page for all their wonderful event ideas to steal, um, I mean borrow, for next year!
--Baldwinsville Public Library
--DeWitt Community Library
--Fairmount Community Library
--Fayetteville Free Library
--(NOPL) @ Brewerton Library
--NOPL @ Cicero Library
--NOPL @ North Syracuse Library
--Onondaga Free Library
--Salina Library (Mattydale, NY)
--Solvay Public Library
--Robert P. Kinchen Central Library:
--Betts Branch Library:
--Hazard Branch Library:
--Paine Branch Library:
--Soule Branch:
--White Branch Library:

The Montauk Library in Montauk, NY
Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY
Evans City Public Library in Evans City PA
Massillon Public Library, in Massillon, OH
Dresser Village Library (WI)
The Patchogue-Medford Library, Patchogue, New York
Manchester Public Library, CT (Welcome back!)

Way more than 470 libraries and 42 states!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Have a great time, tomorrow! And don't forget surveys and photos!

I hope everyone is ready for a great day tomorrow. Please remember to fill out the survey - remember, leave any questions that aren't easy to answer blank - (we don't want you to spend an hour on this, just a quick response is great). You can find it under the SURVEY tab here on the blog.

Also check out the PHOTO tab if you want to upload photos to our Flickr page. We'd love to see your library's events ... and so would everyone else!

Ready for fun?!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday Welcomes

Sorry, I took a day off from welcomes to get a few things ready for our own celebration this Saturday! So I have a little catching up to do :) If you don't see your library or events on the Events page, please feel free to send me another comment or talk to us on Facebook!

Huge and excited welcomes to ...
The South St. Paul Public Library, South St. Paul, Minnesota
The Oskaloosa Public Library, Oskaloosa, Iowa
The Rowan County Public Library, Morehead, KY
Derry Public Library in Derry, NH 
Boyd County Public Library, Ashland, KY - all branches
Navajo County libraries, AZ including 
- Cibecue Community Library
- Clay Springs Public Library
- Holbrook Public Library
- Rim Community Library (Heber, AZ)
- Hopi Public Library
- Kayenta Community Library
- Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library
- McNary Community Library
- Pinedale Public Library
- Show Low Public Library
- Snowflake-Taylor Public Library
- Whiteriver Public Library
- Winslow Public Library
- Woodruff Community Library
The Aurora Free Library, Aurora, NY
Stephenville Public Library,  Stephenville, TX
St. Johns County Public Library, FL at its Ponte Vedra Beach and Southeast branches
The Burke County Public Library System, NC at The Morganton Library, the Valdese Library, and the Hildebran Library
Plattsville Public Library, Ontario Canada - Welcome back!
Brewer Public Library, Brewer, ME
Webster Library, Kingfield, ME
Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Maine

Way more than 444 libraries and counting!!!