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

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

A full list of participants can be found via this online spreadsheet. If your entry is incorrect or incomplete, or you want to share a story, press release or website with us, contact Caitlin at caugusta [at] stratfordlibrary [dot] org. Is your Library planning to join Take Your Child to the Library Day? Register your library here (free). You can also visit our Facebook page for more events and ideas.

Connecticut Library Consortium
Demco Highsmith Upstart
Author/Illustrator Nancy Elizabeth Wallace & Read to Grow
The American Library Association's division for children's librarians and services; the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)

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

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!

Arkansas State Representative: Lisa Donovan, Youth Services Coordinator, Central Arkansas Library System
California State Library
California Library Literacy Services
Connecticut State Representatives Caitlin Augusta and Nadine Lipman
Connecticut State LibraryConnecticut Library Association
Maine State Representative: Samantha CoteMassachusetts State Representative: Betsy Rajotte Maine Library Association/Youth Services Section
Massachusetts Library Association - Children's Section
Minnesota State Representative: Angie Petrie, Stillwater Public Library, 2013 Chair of the Minnesota Library Association's Children/Young People's Subunits
New Hampshire State Representative: Janis Minshull, Conway Public Library, Conway, NH
New York Library Association/Youth Services Section (NYLA/YSS). Their goal: statewide participation for 2014!
North Carolina State Representative: Heather Harden, Martin Memorial Library, Williamston, NC, presenting at NCLA on the event.
Ohio State Rep: Trista Kunkel, Birchard Public Library, Fremont, OH
State Representative: Jennifer Simmons, Anderson County Library, Anderson SC
New York Library Association Youth Services Section

Publishing Industry
Bookboard (2014)
Recorded Books (2013-2015)

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!

Governor of Connecticut, Dannel P. Malloy

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



  1. The Exeter Community Library found in Reading, PA will be participating in Take Your Child to the Library this year (2015)! The Berenstain Bears will be visiting, plus we'll have door prizes, storytime, puzzle mania, games and other fabulous activities!

  2. The Greece Public Library (Greece, NY) will be having a craft scavenger hunt and a behind the scenes tour of the library.