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It’s Take Your Child to the Library Day! Come celebrate and see what the Library has to offer. Join us for Family Storytime at 11 a.m., Ithaca Guys Read at 2 p.m., Mother Daughter Book Club at 3:30 p.m., or share a book with one of our Reader Is In volunteers. Check out what’s new in books, audiobooks, movies and music, play games or hop on a computer for free internet access. Don’t forget to say hello to our friendly staff! We’ll have special displays and giveaways.
Children and families are invited to a brand new storytime lead by some of Ithaca’s greatest community leaders and male role models. Hear our readers’ favorite stories, and enjoy snacks and a craft. Our reader schedule is: February 7: Luvelle Brown; February 14: Michah Martorell; February 21: Eric Acree; and February 28: J.R. Claiborne.
Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to a science program lead by Cornell Center for Materials Research. In this session, children will be introduced to polymers and their role in our everyday lives. They will use a familiar polymer (glue) and cross-link it to create their own Silly Putty.
Children are invited to send their stuffed animals on an after-hours adventure! Put on your pajamas and join us for bedtime stories, songs and a hands-on activity. After storytime ends, your stuffed animal will spend the night exploring the Library! Children can pick up their stuffies and a postcard of their late-night escapades the next day.
Animal Sleepover Storytime has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through a grant from the Elmira Savings Bank.
It's a dance party storytime! Join us for stories, songs and snacks. We'll dance, wiggle and shake our sillies out with colorful scarves and a variety of instruments.
Dance Party Storytime has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through a grant from the Elmira Savings Bank.
Exorcise your creative demons by making a mighty ugly craft! The Library will provide all the materials you need. This program is free and open to the public. All ages are invited.