On Saturday, Feb. 7, the 4th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day, visit the Chester Public Library at 11 a.m. to meet Fairbanks, a retired guide dog for the blind. He will be brought in by his original trainer, Karen Bradley, with whom he is living in his retirement.
Bradley will tell the story of Fairbanks and explain what his guide dog duties were. She will also read a short story about guide dogs and have fun handouts for the children. A theme-related snack will be served.
Any children who attend will have the opportunity to sign up for a library card of their own if they do not already have one.
Take Your Child to the Library Day, officially held on the first Saturday in February, is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. The program was launched in Connecticut in 2011 by Connecticut librarians to raise community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and to promote library services and programs for children and families.
This program is open to all ages. If you have any questions, call the Chester Library at 860-526-0018.