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


Children's Programs 

While registration isn't required for most programs, we encourage all patrons to contact the Children and Youth Division librarians to ask questions or register for programs at 203-574-8213 or email bronsonkids@waterburyct.org.

Large groups are asked to register at least one week in advance.


Weekly Programs



Babies and Books
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Children's Room

Enjoy lullabies, nursery rhymes, and finger plays.  Works best with one child per adult.  For ages 24 months and under.




Wonderful Wednesday Stories
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Children's Room

Join us every Wednesday and listen to wonderful stories that can transport you to far away places. For ages 2 - 5.




KidZone Coding
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Computer Classroom

Have fun learning to code with one of our librarians.

For Grades 3-12. Younger children may need adult assistance.




Jammin' with Miss Julie
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Children's Room

We're having a pajama party every Wednesday! Wear your PJs and your dancing shoes if you so choose. We'll have stories, music, and jamming for kids age 3-8.



Little Movers Story Time
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Picture Book Room

Join us for a story time with music, dance, nursery rhymes, and fables.  For ages 2 - 4.



Monthly Programs



Where in the Library is Silas the Cat?
Wednesdays, March 13, April 24, May 15, all day

Use clues provided by our librarians to find where Silas the Cat is hiding, then snap a photo of him and show your photo to the librarian to win a prize. For ages 2+




Bilingual Story Time
Fridays, March 1, April 5, May 3, 11 a.m.
Picture Book Room

Join us each month for stories in English and Spanish. For ages 2-7.



Level Up: Bridging the Gap
Fridays, March 1, April 5, May 3, 3:45 p.m.
Computer Classroom

Gain financial literacy through virtual reality with Brandon Garcia of Community iNreach in partnership with TD Bank. Participants will be able to open an account with TD Bank as part of the financial literacy training. For ages 5-11.






Saturday Morning Movie
Saturday, March 2, 11:30 a.m.
Children's Room

Join us every month for a fun movie in the Children's Room. In March, we'll be watching Secret Headquarters.



Lucky the Leprechaun
Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16, all day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with crafts and a "gold" coin scavenger hunt. We'll also have a special story time at 10 a.m. each day.



Once Upon A River
Friday, March 22, 4 p.m.
Children's Room

Cyril the Sorcerer will present the story of a farm boy in a fairytale kingdom who is offered riches, potions and all the water his family needs, if he helps a conjurer steal a river. Bring the entire family to experience this wonderful magical fairytale in celebration of World Water Day.







Saturday Morning Movie
Saturday, April 6, 11:30 a.m.
Children's Room

Join us every month for a fun movie in the Children's Room. In April, we'll be watching Elemental.



Look Up: Solar Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 3 p.m.
Front Plaza

Come see the solar eclipse using our special NASA solar-viewing glasses! The near-total eclipse will be at its maximum at 3:27 p.m. We’ll be outside with the glasses starting at 3 p.m.



Save a Life with CPR
Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.
Children's Room

Learn hands-only CPR with the Kids Alive Foundation, which teaches kids the basics of CPR. For ages 9-12.



Grow & Learn: Arbor Day
Friday, April 26, all day
Children's Room

Stop by the Children’s Room on Arbor Day to pick up free vegetable seeds for planting at home.







Saturday Morning Movie
Saturday, May 4, 11:30 a.m.
Children's Room

Join us every month for a fun movie in the Children's Room. In May, we'll be watching Teenage Kraken.



Make Your Own Bookmark
Tuesday, May 7, 5 p.m.
Children's Room

We’ll help you make your own bookmark using craft supplies we provide. For ages 5+










Youth Services at Home

Read with me, Mr. C
YouTube Story Time

Our very own Mr. C has been hard at work preparing storytimes for you to enjoy at home when you can't get to the library! Favorites like Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola are ready to be enjoyed anytime!

The videos are available on Mr. C's YouTube channel.


Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

 It's a lot easier than you think! All sorts of reading can count towards this goal. If you’re a parent with a child in a school readiness or prekindergarten program, give them the best head start with our reading program! Earn stars for reading!

Please ask a librarian for more information.



World Book Online

The World Book is more than just an encyclopedia. Their online resource includes biographies, science projects, research guides, tools for teachers, puzzles, games, and craft ideas. Available in English and in Spanish.

Please ask a librarian for more information.


Ebooks for Kids!

The Libby app connects you to our ebooks and audiobooks on your smartphone or tablet. The app includes special filters to help you find books for kids.

Please ask a librarian for more information.


Parent & Teacher Book Collection

Whether you’re a parent looking for how-to books or a teacher in need of extra resources, we have a special collection of books just for you. Educators are invited to apply for a special Teacher’s Library Card, allowing you to check out these resources for eight weeks at a time.

Please ask a librarian for more information.


Grade-Level Reading Lists

Wondering what books are best for your child’s reading level? We have recommended reading lists organized by grade level which you can download from our website or pick up in the KidZone. We also keep special carts in the KidZone with a selection of books organized by grade level.

Please ask a librarian for more information.