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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 )



Weekly Programs



Storytime Plus
Tuesdays, 10 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 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 a.m. 

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. 
Children's Room

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





A Tale of a Tail
Saturday, October 7, 12 - 1 p.m.
Library Park

Join us for a special outdoor story hour. Meet and greet real horses outside in Library Park. Presented by the Waterbury Mounted Police Unit and the Silas Bronson Library.


Movies & Books
Saturday, October 14, 1 p.m. 
Children's Room

Watch a movie, then talk about the book!

October's movie & book: Matilda.


Fall in Love with Reading
Saturday, October 21, 12 - 2 p.m.

Fall is here, and it's time for our Second Annual outdoor reading event. Rain or shine.


Bronson Bookworms
Wednesday, October 25, 6 p.m. 
Mezzanine Meeting Room

Tweens! Nurture your love of reading and meet new friends. We’ll read a different book each month.

October's book: Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.



Mardi Gross & Halloween ComicFest
Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. - 3p.m. 
Building-Wide and Library Park 

It's the 13th Annual Mardi Gross and the 2nd Annual Halloween ComicFest!

Come in costume for a day of spooky fun. We'll have free candy and free comic books for all children and teenagers. There will be outdoor activities in Library Park, a Halloween movie marathon in our basement, Green Screen Photography, craft activities, Scary Story Hour, costume contests for kids and teens, and more!







Magic Week
Monday, October 30 - Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m.
Friday, November 3, 4 p.m. 

Join us for Magic Week 2017 at the Silas Bronson Library. A different magician will be featured each day.



Children's Room Renovation
Monday, October 30 - Wednesday, November 22
Second Floor

The Children's Rooms will be CLOSED for four weeks so that we can install new carpeting and shelving, as well as a few other surprises. You will still be able to borrow books during this period. Programs will be held in the auditorium. 

Children's Room books are being relocated to the first floor. The Children's Librarians will be stationed in the Teen/YA area, also on the first floor.

The renovation project is made possible through funding from the Elisha Leavenworth Foundation, the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library, the City of Waterbury, and the Silas Bronson Library Board of Agents.



Movies & Books
Saturday, November 11, 1 p.m. 

Watch a movie, then talk about the book!

November's movie & book: Bridge to Terabithia.


Bronson Bookworms
Wednesday, November 29, 6 p.m. 
Mezzanine Meeting Room

Tweens! Nurture your love of reading and meet new friends. We’ll read a different book each month.

November's book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.