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Books, crafts and hijinks in Winsted

Rylan Day, 5, was inspired by the children’s story “The Giant Jumperee,” which was the theme of the sixth annual Take Your Child to the Library day on Feb. 3. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED  — The Beardsley and Memorial Library invited parents to Take Your Child to the Library on Saturday, Feb. 3 — and more than 60 children and their parents did just that.

This year’s event featured “The Giant Jumperee,” written by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury.

Children’s Librarian Carol Parent read the book out loud  and then the youngsters got to work on craft projects based on the tale. They cut out paper dolls based on the characters in the book and then held a high jump contest.

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