On February 4, 2023, children and families of all ages are invited to visit any Indianapolis Public Library location to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day. Every Library Branch will offer free, fun activities, a meet-and-greet with the children’s librarian, free library card sign-ups, and show ways to play, discover, and learn.
Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families to take their children to their local library. Now celebrating its 12th anniversary, TYCLD was launched to raise community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, promote library services, and as a national way for libraries to sponsor programs for families and children. “We are excited to join libraries across the country in Take Your Child to the Library Day. Taking children to the library provides them with opportunities to develop a love of reading, but library benefits do not end there,” said Shael Weidenbach, Area Resource Manager for Children’s Services for The Indianapolis Public Library. “Libraries provide access to technology and a vast variety of programs that open doors to the world and provide opportunities for learning, making friends, and having fun. Every day is a great day to visit the library.”
Since the launch of TYCLD in 2011, celebrations have been held across the United States and Canada, and around the world, serving 48.7 million people.
For more information on this event and to find information on your nearest participating Indianapolis Public Library location, visit here.