Children’s Book Week is May 11-17

The Dare County Library is celebrating National Children’s Book Week from May 11-17 with fun programs for children of all ages.

The regular preschool story times this week will be a special “Teddy Bear Days.” Story time children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear with them to story time – cute or cuddly, fat or funny, big or little, old or new. There will be a teddy bear picnic, a teddy bear parade and plenty of teddy bear fun.Preschool story times at the Hatteras Library are on Tuesdays for 3-5 year olds from 11 until 11:30 a.m.

Also during this week, a special “American Girl Tea Party” will be held at the Hatteras Village Library. School-age girls can come dressed as their favorite American Girl and/or bring their own American Girl doll. There will be food, games and crafts from each of the American Girl book time periods. Those in attendance will receive American Girl products, such as T-shirts, pencils, stickers, and crafts, generously donated by Belinda Willis of Lee Robinson General Store in Hatteras village.

There is a limit of 30 girls at each location, so please call the Hatteras Village Library to reserve a spot. The American Girl Tea Party will be held at the Hatteras Library on Tuesday, May 12, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Children’s Book Week began in 1919 as a way to bring more children in contact with quality children’s literature. It is celebrated nationally each May in schools, libraries, bookstores, homes, and every place where there are children and books. Join the staff at the Dare County Library as we celebrate National Children’s Book Week. For more information or to make reservations for the tea party program, please call the Dare County Library in Hatteras Village at (252) 986-2385.

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