Monday, August 8, 2016

Announcing CKG Elena's Summer Library Circuit - meet Elena at a local library near you!

A message from your friends at the Connecticut Public Affairs Network...

The Connecticut Public Affairs Network is excited to announce 
Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton’s 
2016 Summer Library Circuit 

Meet Governor Elena and learn about her Campaign for Kindness!

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton will visit five libraries across Connecticut as part of her 2016 Summer Library Circuit. Governor Tipton, a recent graduate of Dr. Thomas S. O’Connell Elementary School in East Hartford, will present her Campaign for Kindness platform and discuss how she and other students are working to make Connecticut a kinder state. Elena will also share her vision of installing “Buddy Benches” at 10 Connecticut playgrounds and explain how kids, adults, schools and civic groups can work together to fulfill her goal. The programs are free and open to kids and adults alike, and all attendees will get to participate in a kindness activity! 

Don’t miss your chance to Meet Elena at:
  • Hartford Public Library (Downtown, 500 Main Street) on Tuesday, August 9 at 11:00am in the 3rd floor Children’s Department 
  • Russell Library (123 Broad Street, Middletown) on Monday, August 15 at 1:00pm in the Children’s Activity Room
  • New Haven Free Public Library (Ives Branch, 133 Elm Street) on Monday, August 15 at 4:00pm in the Young Minds and Family Learning Program Room
  • Farmington Public Library (Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive) on Wednesday, August 17 at 1:15pm in the Community Room
  • Meriden Public Library (105 Miller Street) on Wednesday, August 17 at 4:00pm in the Griffin Room
For more information, please contact Brian Cofrancesco at or visit  

This past November, hundreds of 5th graders across the state elected Elena Tipton as the first ever Connecticut’s Kid Governor through a pilot program created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN). Governor Tipton is making several appearances at local libraries as part of her Connecticut’s Kid Governor Summer Library Circuit to share her platform and ways to take action. 
For more information about Governor Tipton’s platform and the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program, please visit