It’s Leap Day! February 29th only comes once every four years.
This is a strange concept for adults, so I can’t imagine little children understanding what we’re talking about. When the main library had a major addition built 16 years ago, it reopened on February 29, 2000, so we celebrate the birthday every 4 years.
I chose to read I Love Birthdays in the toddler storytime, because it has very simple pictures on a stark, white background. A large number of children can see the pictures from a distance. The text is very simple as well.
We added the birthday song to our list of songs and rhymes. And I told the parents that we were serving C-A-K-E after the storytime if they wished to have some.
Thank you all for your tremendous support of this library over the past 16 years!