Harwich kids and library staff looking forward to the stuffed animal sleepover

The fun begins Friday night at the Brooks Free Library
(Left to right) Lulu, Rainbow and Samuel Jackson play with blocks during last year's stuffed animal sleepover at the Brooks Free Library in Harwich. BFL photo.

Tomorrow night, Friday, February 21, is the second stuffed animal sleepover at the Brooks Free Library in Harwich. Last year, according to Ann Carpenter, Youth Services LIbrarian, 38 Harwich kids dropped off stuffed friends to spend the night at the library. The next day, the kids and their folks returned to greet their pals and learn about their overnight adventures.

"We specifically request that no absolutely beloved animals participate, in part because I have a preschooler myself, so I know how traumatic a bedtime without a specific loved friend can be," said Carpenter.

Kids can drop off their stuffed animals anytime during library hours on Friday, February 21. The library will be closed overnight and the animals will enjoy some special Winter Olympics fun created by the Teen Library Corps.

If it is anything like last year, the animals will have a blast this weekend! Last year, during the June sleepover, the animals played games, read books, watched movies and enjoyed snacks. A photo album slideshow captured all the fun and the same will be done again this year. The slideshow was such a hit, Carpenter said, they showed it three times!

On Saturday, February 22, a special storytime and slideshow will be held at 10:30 a.m. Kids will be reunited with their stuffed animals and get a chance to see all the pictures they took of themselves during their overnight adventure.

For more information, call the library at 508-430-7562. the Brooks Free Library is at 739 Main Street in Harwich.

Below, Naughty Piggie and Kitty Kitty made some copies. (BFL photo.)

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