Take Your Child to the Library Day 2014

Take Your Child to the Library Day

The Bridgeport Public Library will join other libraries throughout the country and participate in the third annual “Take Your Child to the Library” Day on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Parents with children of all ages are invited to visit the Bridgeport Public Library.

Discover the wonders of having a Bridgeport Public Library card. Check out a book, magazine, talking book or DVD. Find out how you and your child may learn another language, get free online tutoring, free early literacy software, access children’s books online and more.

Connecticut children’s book illustrators Deborah Freedman and Jennifer Thermes will visit the Burroughs and Saden Main library downtown at 2:30 p.m. and the Black Rock Branch at 11:00 a.m.




Deborah Freedman is the author illustrator of three books including Blue Chicken and The Story of Fish and Snail.




Jennifer Thermes is the illustrator of The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Both will talk about their work and show art from their books.

Many other special activities are planned at most locations of the Bridgeport Public Library.

Please check our website under “Events” for branch specific programs which include story times, crafts, and movies. There will be giveaways, while supplies last.

Partners include: Connecticut Library Consortium, Demco, Highsmith, Upstart, Author/Illustrator Nancy Elizabeth Wallace & Read to Grow, along with supporters: 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 Bookboard and Recorded Books.

For more information contact the Youth Services Division at  203 576-7400 ext. 408

These programs are free and open to the public.