Winter 2014 Reading Olympics
Friday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You don’t need to put on ice skates and ear muffs to join Wilton Library’s Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the library challenges young readers to finish two books within three weeks, or three books, or even five books! We will have our own Awards Ceremony on February 22. So ski, snowboard, or skate your way over to the Children’s Library and sign up! Read a lot, visit often, and fill in your reading log. For independent readers. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Atmospheric Landscape Paintings by William McCarthy
Friday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, March 1
Artist William McCarthy creates atmospheric landscapes entirely from memory and imagination. Using thumbnail sketches to inform and guide, the oil-based images spring forth with vibrancy and color harmony to create a sense of place in time with the ever changing atmosphere. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building. Registration required.
Tales to Tails
Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration is required.
Winter 2014 Reading Olympics Awards
Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 – 4 p.m.
In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, the library challenged young readers to finish two, three or even five books within three weeks. All of the kids who answered the Winter 2014 Reading Olympic Challenge will receive medals for their reading accomplishments. Crafts will follow in the Children’s Craft Room (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.) Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Winter 2014 Reading Olympics Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 22, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
After children have received their Winter 2014 Reading Olympics Award, they can make special Olympics crafts to take home! Children under 8, must be accompanied by a care-giver, over 8, care-giver must remain in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.