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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 )

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the closure of the library, all library programming is canceled. Some events will be rescheduled, and details about individual programs can be answered via email or social media reach out at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bronsonlibrary/

Poetry Contest: Even though the library is closed, submissions to the contest may still be sent via email to azadora@waterburyct.org or by clicking here







             

45th Annual Poetry Contest
Grades K-8

Submissions Open: Monday, January 20, 2020
Submissions End: Tuesday, March 31. 2020

 April is National Poetry Month! Join the Silas Bronson Library's Youth Services Division in celebrating by putting pen to paper and writing your own poem. Grades are grouped into K-3, 4-6, 7-8.  Students in each grade are competing only against their grade.

**Special Announcement** The Poetry Contest has been expanded to include Kindergarten classes**

Registration Form

 

 

***Important Notice***

The 45th Annual Poetry Contest will be extended and details about the finale will come at a later time.

 

 

 


Weekly Programs

 

 

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

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

 

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.

Larger 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
Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45 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!

No registration required.

 

Mother Goose
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Picture Book Room

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!

No registration required.

 


Roblox Club 
Fridays, 3:30 - 4:45 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.

 

 


 

February 2020

Wizard Game Day
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2 p.m.
Children's Room

Join us for an afternoon of wizard-oriented games with Cyril the Sorcerer. Dress in your Wizarding World finest if you wish.

For ages 8 and up.

 

March 2020

 

 


Alphabet Explorers
Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m.
Children's Room

Come in for a fun and interactive program for children ages 3-5 with a caretaker. Each month features a new letter and theme. Attending families will receive a free book at each session.

Space is limited, registration is requested. Please call 203-574-8213.

 

  

Cat in the Hat Storytime
Monday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.
Children's Room

Join us for stories, music and rhymes.  At the end of the program there will be a book giveaway!

All ages are welcome

 

 

            

Homeschooling 101
Wednesday, March 11, 6 p.m.
 
Children's Room

Come in, meet homeschooling parents and ask your questions, make connections and learn how the library supports the homeschool community. 

Everyone is welcome to join us.

 

            

Brave Girl of the Amistad: Sarah Margu
Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Join us as Margu, portrayed by storyteller and actress Tammy Denease, tells the story of her role in the takeover of the Amistad, which led to her freedom in Connecticut.

 


St. Patrick's Day Crafts & Games
Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Children's Room

Please join us for a wee bit 'o fun. Stop by the Children's Room for Saint Patrick's Day crafts and activities for kids ages 3-14.

Don't forget to wear something green!

 


World Water Day
Monday, March 23, 5 p.m.
Children's Room

Come meet the water sorcerer and learn how to use water more efficiently. Let magic be your guide.

 


So You Want to Act?
Saturday, March 28, 1 p.m.
Children's Media Room

Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon as 7 Angels bring the children's theatre to the library! Experience some of the youngest actors in Waterbury in action. 

Ages 5-12

 


Let's Go LEGO!
Monday, March 30, 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
On Hiatus

The Bronson Bookworms Kids' Reading Club is on hiatus until Summer 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.