February 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Toy “Sleepovers” Boost Kids’ Reading Skills, Says New Study

Children’s librarians are leveraging an old favorite, stuffed animals, to impart a love of reading. A new study shows their efforts make a measurable difference.

Pictures of the Week: Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Darien Public Library

Librarians at the Darien Public Library organized a Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Children ages 2-6 left their toys at the library overnight and returned to see photographic evidence of the mischief that their stuffed companions wrought.