Thursday, February 12, 2009

Preschool Explorers Day Sunday February 22nd

Ever since the movie “Night at the Museum” came out, there has been a fascination with getting a “behind the scenes” look at imposing public institutions. At the Ridgefield Library, this has led to great interest in the annual Camp Snooze 4th grade sleepover and to Teen Advisory Group after-hours “lock-ins.”

Now, we are pleased to announce Preschool Explorers Day: A Discovery Adventure at the Library for preschool youngsters and an adult companion on Sunday, February 22nd at 11:00 AM. Arrive before the building opens to the public, and take a safari-style trip through the Library. Using your trusty flashlight, you will explore secret rooms, search for favorite storybook characters, and enjoy crafts, activities and snacks. When you’re done, you’ll be an expert about your Library – and your parent, grandparent or other adult companion will learn a few useful things as well.

This program has been planned especially for preschool-aged kids to share with a favorite adventurous adult. We especially encourage working dads and moms to take advantage of this opportunity, since so many Library programs take place during the workweek. Please, no siblings. We will be travelling into the nooks and crannies of the building, and there will be no accommodation for unattended older children.

Preschool Explorers Day has been organized by the creative volunteers of the Library’s Younger Set community outreach committee, who have also been responsible for the Fall for the Library Day in September and the new Books for Babes service. This group has come together to brainstorm about what young children and their families would like from their Library and to work with staff to bring some of these ideas to life. Please contact me as below for more information on joining this group.

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