Kids enjoy special events during Enfield's Take Your Child to the Library Day

By Lisa Stone - ReminderNews
Enfield - posted Thu., Feb. 6, 2014
Anthony and Sheila Migliozzi brought their daughter Layla for a day of fun at the Enfield Public Library. Photos by Lisa Stone.
Anthony and Sheila Migliozzi brought their daughter Layla for a day of fun at the Enfield Public Library. Photos by Lisa Stone.

Enfield Public Library encouraged families to discover all that the library has to offer during Take Your Child to the Library Day on Feb. 1. The day began with a musical and dance performance from Amy Rogell and ended with a family movie, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”

The children and families at the library were treated to a high-energy performance by Rogell. “There had to be at least 70 people that attended Amy Rogell’s performance,” said librarian Lisa Ellis. “The children and parents all seemed to be having a great time.”

Another point of interest for the day was a photo booth. Kids were encouraged to find a funny hat that appealed to them and wear it while Ellis took their picture. Kashton Ryan of Enfield chose to wear a construction worker’s hat, while Payton Gowen wore a lady-bug hat and her younger sister Kylie chose to be a fairy. Their father, Ladd, said, “The girls love coming to the library. The also love to dress up. This is a great time for them.”

Anthony and Sheila Migliazzi brought their 2-year-old daughter Layla for some fun arts and craft projects. “This is an excellent way to have her meet other kids and become more social,” said Anthony. “With the temperatures being so cool right now, there are very few things that we can do to have fun. Coming to the library is a good family activity.”

Anya and Siya Mishra, of Suffield, had just come back from a long vacation and quickly asked their mother to bring them to the library. “We have so much fun here,” said Anya. “This library has a lot of fun things for us to do. This is our favorite library.” The girls were enjoying making bookmarks out of construction paper, stickers and crayons. “We kept asking when we could go to the library again when we were on vacation. I’m happy we are here.”

The library is trying to promote all it has to offer for families and children. “We hope that people will enjoy our Family Bingo Night on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and our Family Movie Night on March 7 at 6:30 p.m.,” added Ellis.

For more information on upcoming events, visit or call 860-763-7510.

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