This Saturday, Feb. 3, is National Take Your Child to the Library Day, and the Children’s Library staff of the Wilton Library has planned some special activities for the day.

Animal Embassy, 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Animal Embassy will show visitors how animals prepare for winter in a variety of ways. Some migrate, some get new fur coats, some hibernate and some store food to last through the winter. Animal Embassy will help children to define and understand terms such as hibernation, migration, and adaptation. Families will meet a variety of animals such as rabbits, ferrets, an African bullfrog, South American chinchillas, an axolotl and more!

Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration is required, for ages 4 and up with caregivers. Register online or call 203.762.6336.

Just for Kids–Sounds from the Heart:  Strings,  3-4 p.m.:  The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their string instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in this hour-long presentation. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the ‘Instrument Petting Zoo.’ (other upcoming series programs scheduled:  March 10–Tap! Bang! Boom! – Percussion; May 12–Soft and Sweet – Winds.)

There is no charge to participate, registration is recommended. Register online or call 203.762.6336.

Winter Reading Olympics at Wilton Library

While you’re at the library, sign up for this ongoing program, running Thursday, Feb. 1, (10 a.m.) to Wednesday, Feb. 28 (6 p.m.). You won’t need to travel all the way to Pyeong Chang, South Korea to take part in the Wilton Library 2018 Winter Reading Olympics. During the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, young readers will have to complete different reading challenges, inspired by Olympic events, in order to place in bronze, silver or gold. Grab your bobsled, skis, or skates and make your way over to register anytime between Feb. 1 and the Feb. 9 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Children must be able to read on their own. Call the Children’s Library at 203.762.6336 with any questions.