Take Your Child To The Library Day

Libraries are important spaces for children. They give students a place to quietly study, to read from a whole range of different books, and even allow them to navigate the Internet. They can also get assistance from knowledgeable staff who can point them to books that suit their interest.

Unfortunately, not a lot of people take the time to take their children to their local public library. The reasons for that fact don’t matter, all that matters is that people realize the importance of libraries and begin as early as they can to introduce their children to them.

A holiday that reminds parents to do just that is called Take Your Child to the Library Day. This holiday is observed on the first Saturday in February and is a good time for parents and their children to make good use of the public library system.

The History Of Take Your Child To The Library Day

This holiday was created in 2011 by Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta. They created the holiday to encourage parents to bring their children to the local library. The holiday officially ran through till 2017, but after that, the website doesn’t seem to be updating. Even so, people around the U.S. have taken advantage of this day to take their children to the local library.

Let’s Learn More About Libraries!

Below are some facts about libraries that we would like to now share with everyone reading today. We think that the following library-related facts are not only educational but also fun as well. So, let’s all gather around in a circle and read the following facts together.

  • Library schools used to teach future librarians a special style of handwriting known as Library Hand.
  • Al-Qarawiyyin library in Fez, Morocco is the world’s oldest library. It was opened in 1,359 C.E.
  • In prison, the most popular literary genres are paranormal romance and the Left Behind series.
  • The largest library in the world is the Library of Congress.
  • The Human Library is a library where readers can borrow humans serving as open books and have conversations with them.
  • Communities that spend more on libraries and parks have happier citizens.
  • A student’s academic success is linked to library usage. The more students use libraries, the more successful they tend to be in school.

Observing Take Your Child To The Library Day

Parents everywhere are encouraged to take their children to the library on this day. They can help them find books, sign them up for a story circle, or sign them up for a reading club. Parents are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #TakeYourChildToTheLibraryDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
February 4 Saturday
Next year (2024)
February 3 Saturday
Last year (2022)
February 5 Saturday
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