What is Take Your Child to the Library Day? This is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. 

Launched in 2011 in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman and Catilin Augusta with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, Take Your Child to the Library Day raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

Libraries around the country are encouraged to participate with special activities for the day. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Portland Public Library will have various games, coloring sheets, puzzles and other activities available.  We encourage you to come and take part in this family activity and then check out all of the amenities that our library holds. 

While you are here, if you do not have a library card, please stop by our circulation desk with a photo ID and your current address and we will be glad to issue you a library card.  Our staff will be happy to give you a tour of our library and we have a monthly calendar that outlines all of the events for the month.  We hope to see you and your family on Feb.1.  

Article submitted by the Portland Public Library.

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