Take Your Child to the Library being observed on Saturday

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Saturday is Take Your Child to the Library Day.

It’s an opportunity to introduce children to the library. Or, maybe, children to introduce adults to the library.

The library has something for everyone.

Whether they are planning activities specifically for that day or for the coming weeks, local libraries are encouraging parents and children to visit.

Perry Memorial Library interim Director Patti McAnally said the library has no special activities planned for Saturday.

“We have our weekly story time on Thursday,” she said, an 11 a.m. event. “We hope to see you any time you can make the library a stopping place.”

Take Your Child to the Library Day is an appropriate kickoff for February activities. The Let’s Talk About It series will begin in February with the theme, “The Many Voices of Latino Literature.”

Tresia Dodson, director of the Granville County Library System, said, “All of our libraries are planning activities for the day. We’re having ‘A Teddy Bear’s Picnic.’ Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed teddy bear or other stuffed animal.”

Other activities are also planned for the day, she added.

The Granville County Library System includes the Thornton Library in Oxford, the South Branch Library in Creedmoor, the Stovall Branch Library and the Berea Branch Library.

Warren County Memorial Library has no special programs planned for Take Your Child to the Library Day, but it will be open and offering regular services, according to its director, Cheryl Reddish.

At 12:30 on Monday, the library will kickoff Black History Month with a showing of the recent Hollywood movie “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson’s fight to erase the color line in professional baseball.

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.