To celebrate the beginning of our mystery-themed summer reading program, children and teens are invited to the library’s giant Detective Pizza Party on June 27 at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pizza from Oxford Pizza Palace and make a craft! Registration is required.
During the summer reading program, babies, children and teens who listen to stories or read this summer will earn exciting prizes! Sponsors include Rodriguez Family McDonald’s, Peachwave Frozen Yogurt, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox, SportsCenter of Connecticut, RollerMagic, Re’Treat Contempo Salon & Spa, Country Creamery, Image Aviation and Children’s Studio for the Performing Arts. Special prizes were also donated by Carol LaFerriere. Additional book prizes were donated by several local families, and they were collected by Girl Scout Troop 60148 as well!
Online registration for the summer reading program begins on June 20 and continues through the beginning of July. A link will be posted on June 20, so check back!
See you at the Detective Pizza Party!
During Canine Book Buddies, book lovers in preschool – sixth grade are invited to look at books with a dog certified by Therapy Dogs International! Participants can register for a fifteen-minute session with Duncan on Thursday, May 23 between 4 PM and 5 PM or Thursday, May 30 between 5 PM and 6 PM.
Duncan will return during the first two weeks of June as well so check back for additional chances to read with him!
Infants – four-year-olds are invited to the library’s 4th annual Potty Party on Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m. Read potty stories, sing potty songs and offer encouragement to potty trainees! No registration is required for this free celebration.
To learn about more exciting May events, including yoga, a Star Wars snack, and a Ninja Turtle party, check out our calendar page.
The photos of yesterday’s Precious Prom have been posted on our “Pics” page! Check them out for a super-sized dose of cuteness!
More photos and a video are on Oxford Patch !
Thanks again to our fantastic musical performer Mr. Gym and to our sponsor Rodriguez Family McDonald’s for making this event possible! Additional thanks to library staff member June McEnteer, volunteers Claudia Ciullo and Rebecca Senior, and Oxford High School student Kaitlyn Carey for their help! And thanks to the wonderful attendees who made this event truly special with their smiling faces, fancy clothes, and their energetic dancing feet!
P.S. If attendees have additional photos that they’d like to share, please send them to Miss Marissa at mciullo [at sign] oxfordlib.org
Join us for our fifth annual Precious Prom featuring live music by Mr. Gym! Toddlers – seven-year-olds are invited to dance the morning away on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. Formal attire is encouraged. Call to register today!
Thanks to our friends at the Rodriguez Family McDonald’s for sponsoring this event!
The library is celebrating an Artistic April with events that encourage creativity and imagination!
On April 8 at 4:30 p.m., second graders – fifth graders are invited to listen to Magritte’s Marvelous Hat, a unique book with surrealist illustrations reminiscent of hidden-picture puzzles. After the story, children will make their own drawings inspired by the surrealist art movement! Registration is required.
On April 25 at 5 p.m., children of all ages can create Picasso Pictures during an introduction to cubism! Registration is required.
To learn about our entire schedule, check out our April calendar!
Improve your mystery-solving skills with four detective-themed events for kids in grades 2-5! Registration is required for each of the following FREE events. To sign up, call the library at 203-888-6944.
On March 6 at 4:15 p.m., make paper Secret Decoder Badges and scytales, the ancient Greek version of a decoder! Then, pass secret messages back and forth with friends!
On March 11 at 4:15 p.m., solve Jigsaw Puzzle Mysteries by listening to short stories and then putting together related picture puzzles!
On March 20 at 4:15 p.m., use simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to become a Math Detective!
On March 25 at 4:15 p.m., discuss the novel Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — Detectives Extraordinaire! Can Mr. and Mrs. Bunny help Madeline find her missing parents? To find out, read the book ahead of time; then share what you thought with other kids! Copies of the novel are available to borrow from the library.
One thing that’s no mystery? When it comes to springtime fun, the library is the place to be!
Check out the calendar tab for a complete schedule of upcoming events!