Monday, January 30, 2017

"Take Your Child to the Library Day"

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Activities for Families All Day & Kick off of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Ottumwa Public Library is happy to announce a special day of activities on Saturday, February 4th. It is National Take Your Child to the Library Day and there will be family fun all day for all ages.

In addition to introducing your child to the library (or revisiting us if you are a regular!) there will be different events to participate in. From 9:30 am- 12 pm there will be Coffee & Conversation Playgroup which will include toys and games for kids age 5 and younger to play with while parents can relax with a cup of coffee.

Then from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm we will have a Saturday Lego Club. This is a fun time aimed for kids in Grades 2-5 where they will make a Lego creation based on the theme of the day.

There will also be crafts set up all day for children to make while they spend some time at the library.

Finally, Take Your Child to the Library Day will kick off another program at the Ottumwa Public Library. We are excited to announce our participation in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This is a free program which encourages children to read 1000 books before they start kindergarten. There are so many reasons to read with your child every day, including early literacy, bonding, and future successes in school. Here at the Ottumwa Public Library your child will be given a sheet to record each book (you can repeat!) to turn in for prizes along the way to the 1000 books!

Stopping by the library with your child is a good idea any time, but we would especially love to see you on this special day!

All are welcome!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program