Kids of all ages are invited to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, who will appear in the Children’s Department at the Main Library at 2pm on Thursday, June 20, and at the Markle Branch Library at 2pm on Friday, June 21. The events will feature Clifford-themed activities and special Clifford the Big Red Dog Story Times, as well as a chance for kids to have their photo taken with Clifford himself. Parents are highly encouraged to bring their own cameras. These events are free and open to everyone young at heart.
Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, and the Markle Branch is located at 197 E Morse Street, Markle. For more information, contact the Main Library’s Children’s Department at 260-356-2900, the Markle Branch at 260-758-3332, or visit the Library’s website at www.huntingtonpub.lib.in.us.
First published by Scholastic in 1963, the Clifford the Big Red Dog series of books by Norman Bridwell has never fallen out of fashion with kids and their parents, and Clifford’s popularity increased in recent years thanks to the PBS animated series of the same name. Clifford and his pals (both canine and human) play, discover and interact with each other and the inhabitants of Birdwell Island, learning that good friends are what life is all about. Clifford stories are fun, gentle and kid-relatable — they deal with issues that kids are experiencing: whether it’s bragging, not wanting to share or learning that telling the truth is the best policy. More importantly, though, they learn that the world is out there to be discovered with gusto.
For more information about Clifford and his friends, as well as for great online activities featuring our favorite big red dog, check out Clifford’s official Scholastic book website at www.scholastic.com/clifford and the PBS animated series website at www.pbskids.org/clifford.