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Take Your Child to the Library Day
The 2015 date will be February 7, 2015

Way more than ... 470 Libraries in 3 countries and 2 Caribbean islands!!!, 42 states, 1 province!, 2 school libraries! and counting! Will YOU join us?

Welcome to our new friends in many libraries!
Welcome BACK to so many libraries! We love to hear from all of you.

Connecticut Library Consortium

Demco Highsmith Upstart
Author/Illustrator Nancy Elizabeth Wallace & Read to Grow 

With special thanks to
Author Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
(who created the amazing logo graphic for this initiative)

The American Library Association's division for children's librarians and services; the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)

Governor of Connecticut, Dannel P. Malloy

Connecticut State Library
Connecticut Library Association
Maine Library Association/Youth Services Section
Massachusetts Library Association - Children's Section 

New York Library Association Youth Services Section
Recorded Books

Does your state or regional library association want to endorse Take Your Child to the Library Day? Are you a published children's author who wants to endorse the day? There is no monetary obligation. Please contact us to find out more!

Author Katie Davis supports Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Author Gail Gauthier gives us a shout-out

Biscuit the Little Yellow Puppy says Take Your Child to the Library!
Participating Libraries - Canada
Ingersoll Public Library from Oxford County Library - 2012

Plattsville Public Libary, Plattsville, Ontario - 2012, 2013, 2014! Activities include: Drop In Crafts from 11-1. 2 poster prize draws every hour for children. For info, see

West Grey Public Library, Ontario

Burgessville Public Library, Burgessville, Ontario, Canada - 2012
Innerkip Public Library, Innerkip, Ontario Canada - 2012
Meaford Public Library, Meaford, Ontario Canada - NEW for '13!
Princeton Public Library, Princeton, Ontario Canada - 2012, 2013

Participating Libraries - Germany - NEW for '13!

Army post library in Hohenfels, Germany - NEW for '13!

Participating Libraries - USA

St. Croix NEW for '13!

St. Thomas  NEW for '13!
Alaska - NEW for '14!
Homer Public Library, Homer, Alaska - NEW for '14! And our first Alaska Library!

Arizona - NEW for '13!

Carlisle Public Library, Carlisle, AZ - NEW for '13!

Navajo County public libraries, AZ will offer "Take Your Child to the Library" Week from Feb. 1-8. Holbrook, AZ (Event Coordinator) - NEW for '14! 
Activities include: a book buddy to all the children who come in. 
-- Cibecue Community Library
-- Clay Springs Public Library
-- Heber, Arizona, the Rim Community Library
-- Holbrook Public Library (Event Coordinator)
-- 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
For information, see:

Arkansas - NEW for '13!

State Representative: Lisa Donovan, Youth Services Coordinator, Central Arkansas Library System
Central Arkansas Library System - 2013, 2014 
 Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, Arkansas - NEW for '13!


California State Library
California Library Literacy Services
Crowell Public Library, San Marino - NEW for '14!
 Ontario City Library, Ovitt Branch
Roynon School Library, La Verne, California - 2013!
San Jacinto Public Library - NEW for '14! 
Santa Clarita Public Library - NEW for '14! Activities at their branches include:
At the Old Town Newhall Library, 12:30 PM - Cuenta Cuentos para la Familia/Bilingual Storytime
At Valencia Library: LEGO Club for Families at 11:00 a.m.  and Read to a Dog
at 1 p.m.  

Colorado - NEW for '13!

Nederland Community Library - NEW for '13! Activities can be found at: 

Connecticut (Reps: Caitlin and Nadine)

Acton--Old Saybrook
Atwater Memorial Library, North Branford - NEW for '14!
Babcock-- Ashford 2014 See website for details
Bakerville Library - New Hartford
Beacon Falls Public Library - 2013 
Beardsley and Memorial--Winsted
Bentley Memorial Library, Bolton, CT - 2012, 2013
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - 2012, 2013
Bill Memorial – Groton
Brainerd Memorial Library--Haddam
Burnham Library in Bridgewater
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown
Canterbury - 2014 events include "Decorate Snoopy's House" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Canton Public Library
Case Memorial Library - Orange
Cheshire - 2012, 2013
Chester Public Library, Chester - NEW for '13!
Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton - 2012, 2013, 2014! Check out activities at 

Cora J Belden Library, Rocky Hill

Coventry's Booth & Dimock Memorial Library
Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester
Cromwell Belden Public Library, Cromwell
Darien - 2012, 2013
Deep River
East Granby
East Hampton Public Library, East Hampton, CT - 2013!
East Hartford Public Library
Easton Library - NEW for '14!
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe - 2012, 2013, 2014! Yay!
Enfield - 2013
Farmington Greenwich Library
Guilford Smith Memorial Library, South Windham
Hagaman Memorial Library--East Haven
Hartford Public Library & Albany Branch
Janet Carlson Calvert Library --Franklin
Jonanthan Trumbull Lebanon
Killingly Public Library - NEW for '13! 
Killingworth Library, Killingworth, CT - 2012, 2013
Lucy Robbins Welles Library-- Newington
Manchester  Public Library - 2012, 2013, 2014! Activities include: Sparkles the Clown, and other activities!
Mark Twain Library Redding
Monroe - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - 2014!
Mystic & Noank Library - 2012, 2013, 2014! yay!
New Britain
New Canaan - 2012, 2013
New Haven Free Public Library - 2013, 2014 participant!
New London
New Milford

Pequot Library - NEW for '13, Back for '14! Meet the Pequot's brand new resident live bunny rabbit at 1 p.m. (Oh, wow!)

Perrot Memorial Library--Old Greenwich

Phoebe Griffin Noyes-- Old Lyme
Plumb Memorial Library, Shelton - 2012, 2013, 2014!
Portland - 2012, 2013
Rathbun Memorial Library in East Haddam
Raymond Library in Oakdale
Richmond Memorial Library--Marlborough

Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT - 2012-2014! Activities include:Free Library Tote Bag and Valentine Craft will be given to Children. Kids can read to Allan's Angels Therapy Dogs at 11:00 am. Jack and The Beanstalk presented by Spring Valley Puppet Theater at 2:00 pm."

Russell Library, Middletown, CT
Salem Free Public Library, Salem
Saxton B. Library, Columbia, CT
Scoville Memorial Library--Salisbury
Scranton  Madison
Sherman Library
South Windsor
Sprague Public Library - Baltic
Stamford (The Ferguson Library)
Stonington Free
The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library in New Hartford
Thompson Public Library
Trumbull - 2013!
Welles Turner Memorial Library, Glastonbury
West Hartford
West Hartford Faxon Branch
West Haven Public Library - 2013!
Weston, CT - 2013! 
Wheeler Library, North Stonington - NEW for '14!
Willimantic Library
Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library --Branford/Stony Creek
Woodbridge Library
Woodbury Public Library

Delaware - NEW for '13!

New Castle Public Library, New Castle, DE - 2013!

Florida - NEW for '13!

North Tampa Branch Library, Tampa, FL - New for '13!
St. Johns County Public Library System - NEW for '14! Activities will take place at the Ponte Vedra Beach and Southeast Branches. See website for details. 


Jenkins County Memorial Library, Millen, Georgia - NEW for '14!

Live Oak Public Library System, Savannah, Georgia /
Screven County Library, Sylvania, Georgia - NEW for '13! Back for '14!  


Thanks for the link, Idaho!


Bethalto Public Library, Bethalto, IL - 2013

Coal City Public Library District - NEW for '14!
The Lane School MRC, Hinsdale, IL - 2013
Manhattan-Elwood Public Library, Manhattan, Illinois - 2013
North Pike District Library, Griggsville, IL  - 2013
Prospect Heights Public Library, Prospect Heights, IL 2013
Villa Park Public Library, Villa Park, IL

Indiana - New for '13!

Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN - NEW for '14! Activities at: (Toddler drive in, buttons, family craft) 
Bourbon Public Library, Bourbon, IN. - 2013
Harrison County Public Library System, Indiana - 2013
Ligonier Public Library, Ligonier, Indiana - NEW for '14! 
Lincoln Heritage Public Library, Dale, IN -2013
Marion Public Library, Marion IN -2013
Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, IN - 2013


Ackley Public Library, Ackley, IA - NEW for '13! Back for '14! Celebrating the 35th anniversary of our "new" building and the 80th birthday of the public library! Wow, Ackley!
Ames Public Library, Ames, Iowa
Indianola Public Library in Indianola, Iowa - NEW for '13! Back for '14!

The Oskaloosa Public Library, Oskaloosa, Iowa - NEW for '14! Activities throughout the day. Each child who comes that day will receive a bookmark with pictures of dogs reading books on it. Family storytimes at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Youth Librarian Miss Liz and Library Director William will share stories, songs, games, and a craft. The craft will be redesigning a favorite book cover with googly eyes. To learn more, visit or call us at (641)-673-0441. 

Sioux City, Iowa - 2013, Back for '14! Activities include: family story times and some indoor Winter Olympics fun. See the slider ad on our homepage:
Spencer Public Library, Spencer, IA - 2013

Kansas - NEW for '13!

Goodland Public Library, Goodland, Kansas - 2013

Kentucky - NEW for '14!

Boyd County Public Library, Ashland, KY - NEW for '14! and our first Kentucky library! 
Activities include: Crafts, giveaways and some special visitors. All day, stop in at any BCPL branch, use the self-serve craft cart and receive a free ruler and pencil. 
--- 2 p.m., Woody the Eagle (the Fairview schools’ mascot) and some of the Fairview High School cheerleaders will be at the Main Branch to meet the kids. 
--- For information, call 606.329.0518
, x 1300 or visit

Morehead, Kentucky, The Rowan County Public Library - NEW for '14! Activities begin at 1:00 p.m. Bring your child or grandchild and enjoy fun crafts, an adventurous story, an exciting scavenger hunt, and free refreshments. or  606-784-7137 for information.


State Representative: Samantha Cote
State Representative: Mamie Anthoine Ney

Brewer Public Library, Brewer, ME - NEW for '14! Activities begin 10:00 - 12:30 p.m. and include a library tour, a Lego playtime, drop in crafts and a snack.

Cherryfield Public Library, Cherryfield, ME - NEW for '13! Back for '14! Activities include: Along with Stories, Arts and Crafts, and Lunch we are looking forward to our Grand Opening of our NEW Puzzles and Game Room!

Ellsworth Public Library, Ellsworth, ME - NEW for '13!
Harrison Village Library - NEW for '13! Back for '14!
Jackson Memorial Library - NEW for '13! 
Kingfield, Maine, the Webster Library - NEW for '14! 
Lewiston Public Library - NEW for '13! Back for '14!
McArthur Public Library, Biddeford, Maine
Parsonsfield, Maine, the Kezar Falls Circulating Library, 2013
Phillips Public Library, Phillips, ME - NEW for 14! - Activities in their reading area!
Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine
Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Maine - NEW for '14!
Rumford Public Library, Rumford, Maine - NEW for '13! 

Springvale Public Library, Springvale ME - NEW for '14! Activities include: Asian New Year Storytime at 9:30 am and a choice of 3 crafts, as well as special bookmarks & library tours. 

Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, Maine - NEW for '13!

Waterford Library - NEW for '13!
Windham Public Library, Windham, Maine 2013! Guests will be encouraged to read a picture book from the year they were born (1938-2013!) A giant room of books organized by year has been assembled! (We on staff think this is wicked cool!)
Winslow Public Library, Winslow Maine - NEW for '14!

Maryland - NEW for '13!

Somerset County Library, Maryland - Crisfield, Princess Anne branches - NEW for '13! 

Massachusetts - NEW for 13'!
State Representative: Betsy Rajotte 

Abington Public Library

Amesbury Public Library - NEW for '14!
Andover, Memorial Hall Library
Belchertown, Clapp Memorial Library
Billerica Public Library
Burlington Public Library

Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA - NEW for '14! Activities at: 

Cohasset, Paul Pratt Memorial Library

Dudley, Pearl L. Crawford Memorial Library
Dunstable Public Library
Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA - NEW for '14 Activities include:
Holmes Public Library, Halifax, MA - 2013, 2014! Activities at:
Hopedale, Bancroft Memorial Library
Hopkington Public Library
Kingston Public Library

Littleton, Reuben Hoar Library - NEW for '14! Activities include: Story times, a magic show, scavenger hunt, and a reading challenge taking place in the Children's Room!  Also, Friends of the Library is holding a cookie sale that day!" (Love that!)

Lynnfield Public Library

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts - NEW for '14! Activities include: Sadie the Reading Paws Dog, the Junior Friends will show a movie and provide popcorn, and see the two new AWE children's learning workstations. Lego Club, crafts for all, chess demonstrations, an indoor and outdoor StoryWalk and a Scavenger Hunt! From 10 am to 4 pm. (So much fun!) Info at 508-758-4171 or 

Milford Town Library

Monson Free Library and Reading Room Association
Newbury Town Library
North Easton, Ames Free Library
Northborough Free Library
Palmer Public Library
Pepperell, Lawrence Library
Plymouth Public Library
Randolph, Turner Free Library
Raynham Public Library
Reading Public Library
Sandwich Public Library - 2013, 2014!  
Seekonk Public Library
Southborough Library
Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, MA
Sturbridge, Joshua Hyde Library - Activities include: A visit from Boston Red Sox mascot Wally (We Sox fans say wow to that!)
Swampscott Public Library - Activities can be found here: (Thanks for the lovely post and quote from your state library association!)

Tewksbury Public Library
Walpole Public Library
Wareham Free Library
West Bridgewater Public Library
Westfield Athenaeum
Westford, J.V. Fletcher Library
Whitman Public Library
Wilbraham Public Library


Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain, Michigan

Grant Area District Library, Michigan - 2013
Hartford Public Library, Hartford, Michigan - 2013!
Henika District Library, Wayland, Michigan - 2013
Lapeer District Library, Lapeer, Michigan.NEW for ’14!
2 branches open that day. Activities include: Make and take crafts and refreshments, candy guess jars. The Marguerite de Angeli Branch will also be doing a special story time. 
Livonia Public Libraries, Livonia, MI
Manistee, MI - NEW for '13!
 William P. Faust Public Library of Westland, Westland, MI - NEW for '13!

Minnesota - NEW for '13!

State Representative: Angie Petrie, Stillwater Public Library, 2013 Chair of the Minnesota Library Association's Children/Young People's Subunit
Benson Public Library, Benson, MN - 2013
Fergus Falls Public Library, Fergus Falls, MN - 2013!

Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater - NEW for '13! 

The South St. Paul Public Library, South St. Paul, Minnesota - NEW for '14! Activities include: Pete the Cat activities. Stories, games, craft, and more. 11am-12pm. Read to Rover 10:30-11:30am with therapy pal Molly. Children who check out books throughout the day will receive a special book bag and Pete the Cat bookmark as well. For details, see

Thanks for the mention, Minnesota Library Association!

Missouri - NEW for '14!

Christian County Library, Ozark, MO - NEW for '14!
Pulaski County Library District, Waynesville, MO - NEW for '14! 
St. Charles City-County Library District - NEW for '14!  And our first Missouri library!

Nebraska - NEW for '13!

Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, Nebraska - NEW for '13!

Raymond A. Whitwer Tilden Public Library, Tilden, NE - NEW for '14! Activities include:
Book Bags and Bookmarks giveaway,  Decorate cutout hearts for the Library's "theme tree." 

Wahoo Public Library, Wahoo, NE - NEW for '13!

Nevada - NEW for '13!

Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System, Nevada - NEW for '13!
Henderson Libraries - Gibson Branch, Henderson, Nevada - NEW for '14! Activities include an All Day Craft Buffet (so fun!) 

New Hampshire - NEW for '13!

State Representative: Janis Minshull, Conway Public Library, Conway, NH

Conway Public Library, Conway, NH - NEW for '13! Back for '14! Activities here

Derry Public Library, Derry, NH - NEW for '14! Activities begin at 1:00 p.m. Kick off Love Your Library Month with a special storytime celebrating the joy of children’s literature. Win FREE BOOKS and vote on your favorite children’s picture book! All ages welcome. 

Dunbar Free Library in Grantham, NH - NEW for '13! 

Durham Public Library - NEW for '14! Enjoy baby lap-sit, a craft all day, Xbox Kinect gaming in our Young Adult room and a library challenge game. Hours are 10-5 pm. 

Effingham Public Library, Effingham, NH - NEW for '14!

Goffstown Public Library, Goffstown, NH - NEW for '14! Events include: a special story time, drop-in craft and book giveaways. See library website for details 

Greenfield, NH, the Stephenson Memorial Library - NEW for '14!

Hampstead Public Library - NEW for '14! Activities run: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Food and activities throughout the day, plus raffles! In addition, anyone who gets their first library card will be entered in a special drawing. For more information call the library, 329-6411, or email pfalconer [at]

Kensington Public Library, NH - 2013!
Madison Library, Madison, NH - NEW for '13! Back for '14! 

Northfield, NH, the Hall Memorial Library - NEW for '14! Activities include: 10:30am story time, craft and tour of the library! For information, see 603-286-8971 or 

Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH - 2013, Back for '14! Activities include: Nursery Rhyme Olympics, Telescope 'how to' demonstrations (in the lobby for everyone!), Storybook Character silhouette raffle, I love this book (kids choice display), Puppet theater, Groundhog and Valentine Crafts, Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Storywalk ..and maybe chess instruction and a reader dog! (TYC Day says wow!)

Richmond Public Library, Richmond, NH - NEW for '14! Drop in scavenger hunt from 10-2!

Rumney, NH, the Byron G. Merrill Library - 2013!
Sanbornton Public Library, Sanbornton, NH - NEW for '14! Activities include: a performance by Sesquipedalia Puppet Productions at 10:30am and a puppetry workshop at 12pm. 

New Jersey

Harrington Park Public Library, Harrington Park, NJ

Middletown Township Public Library, Middletown, NJ - 2013!
Vineland Public Library, Vineland, NJ - NEW for '14! Activities include: giveaway books for children 12 and young from 10 to 4 p.m.

New York

New York Library Association/Youth Services Section (NYLA/YSS). Their goal: statewide participation for 2014! - NEW for '14! Courtesy of Sue R. from Mohawk Valley Library System, Schenectady NY/YSS

Albany Public Library, John J. Bach Branch - NEW for '13!  

Amagansett Free Library, Amagansett, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: "Bring Your Child to the Library: Story & Craft time at 3:30 PM. Decorate library book tote bags!

Aurora Free Library, Aurora, NY  - NEW for '14! Activities include: Singer John Simon and other activities! 

Baldwinsville Public Library, Baldwinsville, New York - NEW for '14! Activities include: crafts throughout the day, library card sign up (get your photo taken holding a giant library card), a scavenger hunt, and Bubble Man will be performing at 2 pm. Cake will be served throughout the day as well.

Berne Public Library, Berne, NY

Canaseraga, NY, The Essential Club Free Library - NEW for '14! Activities include: Take your child to the library drive-in at 10:30, where we will be showing Despicable Me 2, complete with popcorn and prizes! Simply check out a book to get your free ticket!" (Fun!)

Central Library in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System - NEW for '14! Activities include: carnival games, crafts, a scavenger hunt and a movie matinee. This event is for families with children of all ages and will run from 11am through 3pm. (Awesome!) 

Chester Public Library in Chester, NY - NEW for '14! Activities from 10am and 3pm! 

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: A visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, stories, a craft, book display and book bingo. 
Copiague Memorial Library, Copiague, NY - NEW for '14!
Cornwall Public Library
Cortland Free Library, Cortland, NY - NEW for '14!
Dewitt Community Library, Dewitt, NY - NEW for '14!
Earlville Free Library, Earlville, NY - 2013!
East Greenbush Community Library - NEW for '13!

East Hampton Library, NY – NEW for ’14! Activities include: "Explosion Books Craft" program 

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, Ovid NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: an Interactive craft 

Ellington, NY, the Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY - NEW for '14! 
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, Monticello, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: Free story boarding workshop.

Gardiner Library

Gates Public Library, Rochester, NY - Member 2012-2014! Activities include: giveaways, postcards from parents to local legislators. 2 p.m. Mother Goose Olympics Program (with medals).                      

Geneva Library, Geneva, NY

Glen Cove Public Library, Glen Cove, NY - NEW for '14!

Grahamsville, NY, the Daniel Pierce Library  - NEW for ’14! Activities include: Marcia and the Musical Moose and the Magic of Chocolate. See website for details.  

Greece Public Library, Greece NY - NEW for '14! Craft, a tour, and the chance to win books! 

Hauppauge Public Library, Long Island, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: Katie's Puppets Presents: Mr. Mouse Saves the Princess! at 10:30 am for ages 2-5 w/ caregiver and at 12:00 noon - See website for details

Hazard Library Association in Poplar Ridge, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include:  banjo player, stories and songs in sign language and 2 visiting Service Dogs. Refreshments throughout the day. See website for details.  

Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, Valley Stream, NY - Member 2013-2014!  All ages craft, a book giveaway, and a raffle.

Holbrook, NY, Sachem Public Library - NEW for '14!

Hudson Area Association Library, Hudson, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: special crafts and stories planned between 10AM and 3PM. Email jbruntfield at with questions.

Hudson Falls Free Library, Hudson Falls, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include storyhours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a craft at 2 p.m.

Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY - NEW for 2013! Activities include: the kick off for Winter Reading Club "Fetch A Good Book" along with a postcard to mail to the library and create a bookmark craft.

James Predergast Library, Jamestown

Lancaster Public Library, NY - NEW for '14!  Check out for programs from libraries around WNY!

Leroy, NY, the Woodward Memorial Library, Le Roy, NY - NEW for '14! Cookie decorating for kids!

Lyons Public Library, Lyons, NY – NEW for ’14! 
Malverne Public Library, Malverne
Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: "The Great Library Scavenger Hunt" from 10 to 4, and all participants get a coupon for a free book from the book barn. Family Storytime at 10 am and Open Crafts in the Garden View room from 11 to 3. 

Margaretville, NY, the Fairview Public Library - NEW for '14! Activities include seasonal crafts and a scavenger hunt. 

Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: an open house for families

Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include:  Family Game and Craft event from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Monroe County Library System, Rochester, NY - NEW for '14! 

----Winton Library Branch activities include: a craft activity! 
---- Chili Public Library will also have activities including stories and crafts.
---- Henrietta Library also participating. 

Montauk Library, Montauk, NY - NEW for '13! back for 2014! Activities include: Open crafts and games from 12 to 4 p.m.

Newark Public Library in Newark, NY  - NEW for '14!

New Woodstock Free Library, New Woodstock NY - NEW for '14! Special event from 10 am-noon.

New York City - Each borough's activities listed separately as available
---- Brooklyn Public Library - 2014!

---- New York Public Library - 2013, 2014! (First branch on record 67th Street, but that may not be all the 2013 libraries)

---- Queens Library NEW for '13! Back for '14!

New York City info: Activities include: New York City will offer "Take Your Child to the Library Week," which will be Jan 27-Feb 1, in collaboration with NYC's Administration for Children's Services. Information at:

Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, NY - NEW for '14! 

North Tonawanda Public Library, North Tonawanda, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include: Valentine's Day craft and activities between 10am and 4pm to make a Valentine's Day card. For info, call the library (716) 693-4132, or online at

Onondaga County Public Library system, NY - NEW for 14! Branch information listed below. Activities at:

---- Baldwinsville Public Library
All Day events: Get a Library Card & Get a Prize! Crafts for Kids! A Scavenger Hunt with PRIZES!!! Refreshments all day long! Bubble Man at 2pm

---- DeWitt Community Library
The Spoon Man at 11:00 am. Get 'spooned' with Jim Cruise, the Spoon Man.
Brown Bag Storytime at 12:30 pm. Crafternoon at 2:30 pm
---- Fairmount Community Library
Local Authors John Mercer and Chris Karim at 10:30-12:30 pm
Craft bonanza! Bring out all of our miscellaneous crafts!Treats, too!

---- Fayetteville Free Library
Preschool Information Fair at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Local preschools from the east side of Syracuse will be on hand to provide information to families about their programs
SmartPlay & Book Sale at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Smartplay in the Community room for kids to play, and a book sale with great children's books

---- (NOPL) @ Brewerton Library
Meet the Authors: “Adirondack Kids” at 1:00 - 2:00 pm
The family behind the award-winning “Adirondack Kids” books! Gary and Carol VanRiper will give a talk about the series and answer questions.

---- NOPL @ Cicero Library
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs at 2PM

---- NOPL @ North Syracuse Library
SPCA Meet & Greet at 12 PM
Come to NOPL @ North Syracuse to chat with a CNY SPCA representative. Learn about adoption or volunteering opportunities, and meet an SPCA dog up for adoption! Visit for more information.

---- Onondaga Free Library
Storytimes on the Hour
11:00 am, Noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm. Cocoa in the café area. Bookmarks and other prizes!

---- Salina Library (Mattydale, NY)
Zoo to You at 10:30 am. Monster bookmarks in the library and at 10:30 a.m. a special Zoo to You program.

---- Solvay Public Library
The Spoon Man at 3:00 pm

---- Robert P. Kinchen Central Library:
Toddlers’ Tango at 11:00 am. The Spoon Man at 1:00 pm. Spoon Man Jim Cruise makes music. 

---- Betts Branch Library:
Quilt Code Story and Craft at 10:00 am
Explore the Underground Railroad using Quilt Code Patterns. Explore the code with a story and craft. Ages 5 to 12.
Wii Sports Games from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Join us for an hour of Wii sports games.

---- Hazard Branch Library:
Games and Hands-on Activities from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
A library scavenger hunt • A trivia game station with small prizes • A LEGO® build station • A craft station where parents and children can make a library card holder and/or a bookmark. Make art with the SpinBot.

---- Paine Branch Library:
Rock’n Read at the Library at 10:30 am.

---- Soule Branch:
Pajama Story Hour @ 10:30 a.m. with a make & take craft

---- White Branch Library:
Love Your Library at 11:00 am. A special Love Your Library story time and craft. 

Plattekill Public Library, Modena, NY - NEW for '14!

Renssalear Public Library, Rensselaer, NY - NEW for '14! Story times, crafts, scavenger hunt, raffles, & presentations for the parents! See

Patchogue-Medford Library, Patchogue, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include:

Curious George will be making an appearance after the Curious George Storytime. Nature Nick Jacinto will be here with his exotic animals, and Winter Wildlife Crafts!

Richmond Memorial Library, Batavia, NY - NEW for '13! 

Rochester (NY) Public Library - NEW for '14! 
----Lyell Branch. Activities include: 10am to 2pm Bookmark make and take craft, a face painter, and a guest storyteller. 
---- The Highland Branch

Rose Memorial Library, Stony Point, New YorkNEW for ’14! Activities include: 2 storytimes  with a bookmark craft and children over 5 can get their own library card 

Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties NY - NEW for '14! 

Smithtown Special Library District, Smithtown New York - NEW for '14! Activities include: a Family Scavenger hunt. See for details

South Huntington Public Library in Huntington Station, NY - NEW for '14! Activities include:
Jump for Joy preschool programs, Make-your-own Valentines, Scavenger Hunt, and Mime and Magic Illusion with Chris Yerlig for all ages at 7 p.m. Check the website for details.
Sunshine Hall Free Library, Eldred NY – NEW for ’14! 
Troy Public Library, Troy, NY   

The Trove, White Plains Public Library - NEW for '14! Activities include a morning puppet show and an afternoon walk-in bookmark craft. 

Trumansburg Elementary School Library Trumansburg, NY - NEW for '14!

Ulysses Philomathic Library, Trumansburg, NY - NEW for '14!

Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage, NY - NEW for '14!

Voorheesville Public Library, Voorheesville, NY - NEW for '14! Visit with local author James Preller! 

Walworth-Seely Public Library, Walworth, NY - NEW for '14! 

West Babylon Public Library (NY) - NEW for '14!

Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, NY - NEW for '14! Fun and surprises from 12-4:30 p.m.

The William K. Sanford Town Library of Colonie, NY - NEW for '14!

North Carolina - 2013, 2014!

State Representative: Heather Harden, Martin Memorial Library, Williamston, NC, presenting at NCLA on the event.

Burke County Public Library System - NEW for '14!
-- The Morganton Library. Activities include story readings from 1pm to 4pm, with prize drawings, book give aways and refreshments.
The Valdese Library. Activities include performer Sharon Clarke at 10am.-- The Hildebran Library. Activities include Books Bingo starting at 1pm.

Camden County Public Library in Camden, NC. NEW for '14! Book giveaways and a children's activity for our youngest patrons and caregivers to enjoy.
Edgecombe Memorial Library, Tarboro, NC - NEW for '13! Back for '14! Activities include: stories, crafts, snacks, library tour, games, and door prizes (Wow!) 
Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, NC - NEW for '14!

Laurinburg, NC, the Scotland County Memorial Library - 2013, back for '14! Activities include: a Drop-In StoryTime with stickers and bookmarks, Drop-In EcoCrafts at 2:00, and a special Library Lovers Book Display. We welcome old and new Library Lovers to come join us for a cozy, fun day at our favorite place - the Library!"

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, Kinston, North Carolina - 2013!
Martin Memorial Library, Williamston NC - 2013!

Scotland County Memorial Library in Laurinburg, NC - 2013!


State Rep: Trista Kunkel, Birchard Public Library, Fremont, OH - NEW for '14!

Birchard Public Library, Fremont, OH and the Gibsonburg, Woodville and Green Springs branches - NEW for '14!

Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, Chesapeake Branch, and South Point Branch, OH - NEW for '13! Activities include: author visit and a craft

Bellevue Public Library - NEW for '14!

Dover Public Library, Dover, OH - NEW for '14! Activities include: program in the morning and other activities throughout the day! More to come!

Forest-Jackson Public Library - NEW for '14! Activities include a Superbowl Craft and popcorn!

Gallipolis, Ohio, the Bossard Memorial Library, Gallipolis, OH - NEW for '14! Activities include: "The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth...” A Visit from your Friendly Dental Hygienist
A special dental story time. Listen to tips from a dental hygienist, hear some funny stories, sing some silly songs, and make a cute craft. And more! 

Kenton, OH, the Mary Lou Johnson-Hardin County District Library in Kenton, OH - NEW for '14!

Kingsville Public Library, Kingsville, OH - NEW for '14! Activities include: "Super Saturday" themed football craft and prize.  Children under age 10 who sign up for a library card will receive a gift bag.  

Portsmouth Public Library - NEW for '14!
Lima Public Library - NEW for '14!

Marion Public Library, Marion, OH - NEW for '14! Activities include: morning and afternoon story time, craft, scavenger hunt, and guessing game

Marysville Public Library,Marysville, OH - NEW for '14! Activities include: A shadow puppet program with puppeteer Rebecca Riley. After the show, learn planning, constructions and performance of shadow puppet shows. (Great!) 

Massillon Public Library, Massillon, OH - NEW for '14! Activities include: trivia questions, card sign-ups, a Laura Ingalls Wilder display and booklist/pioneer activity idea handout, a craft table, a scavenger hunt, Bookboard gift subscriptions as door prizes, and a take-home snack of mini gingerbread muffins made from Laura Ingalls’ own recipe. (Way cool!)

Mentor Public Library, Mentor, Ohio - NEW for '14! Activities include: a special family library scavenger hunt and bookmark crafts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Morley Library in Painesville, OH - NEW for '14! Activities include: a drop-in library storytime, scavenger hunt, Bingo, Take It and Make It crafts, and prize drawings for books.

Napoleon Public Library, Napoleon, OH - NEW for '14!

Perry Public Library, Perry, OH - NEW for '14!  
Pickerington Public Library, Pickerington, OH - NEW for '14!

Rockford Carnegie Library, Rockford, OH - NEW for '14!
Washington County Public Library, Beverly Branch, Beverly, OH - NEW for '13!
Washington Court House Public Library, Washington Court House, OH - NEW for '14! 
Westlake Porter Public Library, Westlake, OH - NEW for '13!
Worch Memorial Public Library - Versailles, OH - NEW for '14!


Hennessey Public Library, Hennessey, OK

Oregon - 2013

Klamath County Library, Klamath Falls Oregon - 2013  

Pennsylvania - 2013, 2014!

Evans City Public Library, Evans City PA - NEW for '14! Activities include: a booth set up to sign up for library cards, tours, and 5 different STEAM centers, plus a Groundhog story time.
Free Library of New Hope and Solebury - NEW for '13!
Greenville Area Public Library, Greenville, PA - NEW for '13!
Mansfield Free Public Library, Mansfield, PA - NEW for '13! 
McMurray, Pennsylvania, the Peters Township Public Library - NEW for '14! 
Mifflin Community Library, Shillington, PA - NEW for '14!
Plum Borough Community Library, Pittsburgh, PA - NEW for '14!

South Carolina - NEW for '13!
State Representative: Jennifer Simmons, Anderson County Library, Anderson SC

Anderson County Library - NEW for '13! 2013 Activities include: Saturday Milk and Cookies Story Time in the morning, followed by a showing of Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, then in the afternoon, hold on to your hippogriffs!  It's a Harry Potter party in the Young Adult section!

South Dakota

Lake Preston Public Library, South Dakota - 2013!
Vermillion Public Library, Vermillion, South Dakota

Tennessee - NEW for '14!

Maury County Public Library - NEW for '14! The first Tennessee library!

Texas - New for '13!

Barbara Bush Branch Library, Spring, TX - 2013!

Hurst Public Library, Hurst, TX - 2013!
Stephenville Public Library, Stephenville, TX - NEW for '14! Activities include: refreshments, two storytimes, Free-Choice Art Activities, and a Pinata. (Fun!) 

Utah - NEW for '13!

Springville Library, Springville UT - 2013!  


Charlotte Library, Charlotte, VT

Lanpher Memorial Library in Hyde Park, Vermont
Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville, VT - 2013!
Pope Memorial Library - Danville, VT - NEW for '13!

Readsboro Community Library,  Readsboro, Vermont - NEW for '14! Activities include: Make Valentine's for the elderly and veterans
Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls, Vermont - Back for '14! Activities at 
Springfield Town Library, Springfield, Vermont - Back for 14'! 
Warren Public Library, Warren
Weston, Vermont, the Wilder Memorial Library - 2013!

Virginia - NEW for '13!

Central Rappahannock Regional Library system, Virginia - NEW for '14!
Indian River Library, Chesapeake, Virginia. Free Clothing and Book Swap. Bring in clean, gently used clothing and books and take home some great new-to-you finds. Anything left will be donated. 1-4pm.  -2013
Portsmouth Public Library - Portsmouth, VA - NEW for '13!


Puyallup Public Library, Puyallup, WA
Three Creeks Community Library, Vancouver, Washington - NEW for '13!


Baraboo Public Library, Baraboo, WI - NEW for '13!

Dresser Village Library (WI) - NEW for 14! Activities include: Open Studio Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Make literary bottlecap magnets, build a marble run, and paint the snow! (Neat!)

Eagle, WI, The Alice Baker Library, part of the Waukesha County Federated Library System - NEW for 2014! - Activities from 9 to 1! with stories, activities, and a chance to register for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Hammond Community Library, Hammond, Wisconsin
Kimberly-Little Chute Library - NEW for '13!
Sayner, The Plum Lake Library, Sayner, WI - NEW for '14! Free books and giveaways for any child accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For information call 715-542-2020 or see 

Watertown Public Library, Watertown, WI - NEW for '13! 

Wyoming - new for '14!
Wright Branch Library, Wright, WY - New for '14! And our first Wyoming library!

Geno Auriemma says "Take Your Child to the Library!"(Photo used with permission)


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