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Children's Programs

These programs are developed by library staff to entertain and educate.  No registration is required unless specified. Please call the children's department for further information at 203-574-8212.

  Calendar of Events ( All Library Events - Children's & Adults )

 

 

A Universe of Stories
Summer Reading Program 
June 6 - August 16

All children from birth through 8th grade are invited to join our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program. Children who are not yet readers can participate if someone reads to them.

To join, fill out a registration form at the library or register online starting June 6.

All children will receive incentives and will be eligible for raffle prizes as they progress in their reading.

Completed reading logs are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 16.

 


Weekly Programs

 

 

Family Meetup
Daily, 11:30 a.m. 
Children's Room 

Parents and children meet up and socialize. An informal playdate where all can get a chance to meet new friends.

 

 

Ambitious Girls
Mondays in July, 5 p.m. 
Children's Media Room 

Join us every Monday in July for an empowerment workshop designed to teach girls communication skills and how to make intelligent choices.

For girls ages 7-13.

 

 

Storytime Plus!
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Children's Room 

Children and caregivers will enjoy story time, listening and singing to music, marching and playing in a band, doing finger games, and creating a craft. For preschoolers age 5 and under. Groups must register three weeks in advance.

 

 

Babies & Books
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Picture Book Room 

Enjoy lullabies, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces, and sign language.

Best with one child per adult.
For children age 24 months and under.
No registration required.

 

 

Coding Club for Kids
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Computer Classroom 

Children of all ages are welcome to join in this club activity. Come learn coding, including HTML and how to program robots!

 

 

Mother Goose
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Auditorium 

Nursery rhymes, visual and audio technology are used in this modern Mother Goose program.

For children age 4 and under.
Groups must register three weeks in advance.

 

Jammie Jams
Thursdays, 6 p.m. 
Picture Book Room

“Pajama” story time for ages 3 - 7. Bring your favorite teddy bear, wear your PJs, and jam with music, songs, & stories!

Special Event: 

On Thursday, June 20, Uyi, a young artist of 8 years who enjoys performance arts, will read and sing to other children at this special Jammie Jams program.

 

A Universe of Stories Hour
Fridays, July 12 - August 16, 11:00 a.m. 
Children's Room

Join us for a special story hour on Fridays in July and August.

 

 

Roblox Club
Fridays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Computer Classroom 

Roblox players can access games created by other users or create games themselves.

For ages 5 to 14.
Space is limited.

 


 

June

 

 

Summer Reading Kickoff
Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m.
Children's Room

Celebrate the start of summer reading with Matthew Cantello and Sound Explorers in a fun and educational experience that awakens and develops the most fundamental ways in which we perceive the universe around us.

 

 

Water Wizard
Friday, June 7, 4 p.m.
Children's Room

Celebrate World Ocean Day with Cyril the Sorcerer.

For ages 3-17.

 

             

Movie Time: Mary Poppins Returns
Wednesday, June 12, 5 p.m.
Children's Media Room

Stop in for a free screening of Mary Poppins Returns. Rated PG.

 

             

Butterfly Release Party
Friday, June 14, 3 p.m.
Children's Room

Join us for special activities as we celebrate the butterflies we've grown in our KidSpace.

 

Let's Go LEGO!
Monday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. 
Children's Room

If you like building with LEGOs, then you'll love "Let's Go LEGO!" Our LEGO club meets the last Monday of every month, except in May, when the last Monday is a holiday. LEGOs are provided.

For ages 6 to 12.

 

 

Bronson Bookworms
Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m. 
Mezzanine Meeting Room

A fun book club for ages 9 to 12. Snacks provided.

June's book: Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova.

Book Description:
Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.

Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.

On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away! Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can't help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals--the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!

 

             

Fairy Universe House Construction
Friday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.
Library Patio

Build your very own Fairy House! Learn about the insects and other creatures that may share a dwelling with your fairy. All natural building materials provided for a Fairy House. Children design and keep their creative work.

Registration required: call 203-574-8213.