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Feb. 2, 2013 at 9:39am Come on Down!

We're having fun at the library today! We have a Lego Storytime, and it's also "Take your child to the Library Day".

Lego storytime is at 11am. We'll share the book My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman (it's a silly book that will appeal to the Captain Underpants crowd!) and then all the junior engineers can use their imaginations to create a Lego masterpiece inspired by the story.

“What’s the connection between Legos and books, you ask? Promoting play contributes to early literacy development by increasing attention span, memory, creativity, and language and vocabulary skills. It also lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving—things they’ll carry with them throughout their school years", says “Play = Learning,” a recent study by Dorothy Singer, a senior research scientist at Yale University’s Department of Psychology and Child Study Center.

We're also celebrating "Take your Child to the Library Day". From noon to 4:30, you can drop by to make a five piece star from cardboard, using an oversized version of "quilling". Quilling (or paper filigree) is an artform that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. It can be very ornate, but for today, we'll just keep it simple.

And of course, we'll be happy to help you find some great books while you're here. Today's a great day to come to the library- It may be January, but you don't have to drive through ice and snow to get here!

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