Take your Child to the Library Day

Public libraries play a transformative role in the community, servicing as a source of knowledge and offering services that directly support its patrons. Author Sidney Sheldon captures this feeling perfectly: “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” 

Going to the library is a right of passage for many young people. Do you remember eagerly receiving your first library card, gripping a pen in hand and signing your name in a squiggly scrawl? It’s an exciting achievement to be able to sign your own name and gain access to everything the library has to offer. 

Applying for a library card is easy, and if you have a young person in your life who doesn’t yet have a library card of their own, bring them to the library this Saturday, February 4th, to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Reading is a critical part of a child’s mental and language development. They learn how to recognize sounds and letters while broadening their vocabulary. Reading together with children also supports their emotional development as they engage with stories and learn how to navigate the world.

At the Yonkers Public Library, we aim to do what so many libraries do – broaden your reading horizons, support our patrons through services and programming, and help provide children with the building blocks of their development and education.

We hope you visit us this Saturday for some of children’s programs. Check out our event calendar to find more programs going on at all three branches!

Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.