aParticipants will tap into their “library” of knowledge to compete in the second virtual trivia night to support the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation. The event on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at 8 p.m., is hosted by CYU@Trivia and will feature seven rounds of trivia in under two hours. There will be five rounds of general knowledge, a music round, and a picture round. Contestants can play as a team of 1, with friends, or get the whole family involved—the event is open to everyone. There is no fee to compete; donations are welcome.
Registration is open at eventbrite.com/e/trivia-for-a-cause-benefiting-noyes-childrens-library-foundation-tickets-529893895907.
CYU@Trivia hosts in-person and virtual trivia games through which players can support a chosen nonprofit. All donations from the Feb. 25 event will support the activities and programming by the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation. The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit founded in 1991 to raise funds for the historic Noyes Children’s Library, a specialized branch of Montgomery County Public Libraries in Kensington, Maryland. For more information, go to noyeslibraryfoundation.org.
Kensington, MD – For its 18th free Noyes StoryWalk®, The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents A Library, written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Erin K. Robinson.
Families can read this lyrical story on signs posted at Warner Circle Park from February 11 through March 12, 2023. Warner Circle Park is located at 10231 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD, across the street from the Noyes Children’s Library.
A Library is an “ode to the magic of a library as a place not only for knowledge but also for imagination, exploration, and escape.” The words of Giovanni – a world-renowned poet, New York Times bestselling author, and Coretta Scott King Honor winner – combine with Robinson’s vibrant colors and evocative images to invite readers of all ages to imagine where their library can take them.
The 18th Noyes StoryWalk® is timed to celebrate February’s Black History and Library Lovers month, and Women's History month in March. A “Library Love Letter Craft” related to the book is available online at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
Families are encouraged to share a selfie while at the StoryWalk® or a photo of a completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Facebook page (facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes); post to Facebook and tag the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or post to Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation launched its Noyes StoryWalk® program in January, 2021 as an early literacy initiative when libraries were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to enable families to enjoy books together in the outdoors. A complete list of the Noyes StoryWalks®, including background information and accompanying crafts, is available at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/Events. StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, members of the Montgomery County Council gathered with Anita Vassallo, Director of Montgomery County Libraries; Cassandra Malik, MCPL's Early Literacy and Children's Services Program Manager; the Noyes Librarians; and representatives of The Noyes Children's Library Foundation to celebrate a proclamation in honor of the Noyes Library for Young Children’s 130th anniversary!
Check this link for MCPL blog post about the library’s storied origins and growth, written by Noyes Librarian and storytime leader extraordinaire, Sean Riley.