On Wednesday, April 23 at 4:15 PM, the library will celebrate National Poetry Month with an event for kindergartners – third graders. Attendees can enjoy a read-aloud of Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian. What will cars be like in the future? Listen to poems about a bathtub car, a banana split car, a backwards car, and more! Then, attendees will be encouraged to write their own wacky automobile poems! Registration is required so call to sign up!
Celebrate the start of baseball season with the true story of the longest-playing all-brother baseball team in history! On Thursday, April 10 at 5:15 PM, children in grades K-3 are invited to a read-aloud of Audrey Vernick’s Brothers at Bat: The True Story of An Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team! It’s more than a sports story. It’s a family story filled with action, drama, and excitement! Registration is required. Visit or call the library to sign up today!
Children of all ages are invited to enter a contest to win two tickets to Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on April 13 at 11 a.m. Contestants must use logical reasoning to solve this mystery; correct solutions will be entered into a drawing for the tickets. Mystery solutions must be turned in to Miss Marissa by Friday, March 21.
Can’t get enough Scooby Doo? Check out the library’s collection of Scooby Doo DVDs and Books!
Join our monthly girls-only and boys-only playgroups for toddlers – preschoolers! These special events were requested by storytime parents and are a fun way for kids and their caregivers to make friends!
1st Tuesday Girls’ Club – March 4 at 10:45 a.m.: Girls are invited to wear princess costumes! Bring along princess dolls for playtime! Beads and pipe cleaners will be provided to make jewelry befitting royalty!
1st Wednesday Boys’ Club - March 5 at 11:30 a.m.: Boys are invited to dress in superhero outfits! Bring along superhero action figures for playtime! Balloons will be provided to make superhero sidekicks!
No registration is required for these free events.
For more information about March events, visit our Calendar Page.
Our Valentine’s Day Party will now be held on Thursday, February 20 at 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to make a snack, play a game, and make a melted-crayons heart! Space is limited so call the library to register: 203-888-6944!
Could you make a Valentine that would melt Cupid’s heart? Win a prize for making a super-creative Valentine! Download a Valentine Contest Entry Form!
There are tons of reasons to love the library in February! We’ll be making No-Bake Valentine’s Day Cookies, throwing a Valentine’s Day Party, and hosting a contest for the most creative Valentine! Plus, we’ll have a Skype chat with The Bully Book author Eric Kahn Gale. But that’s not all! We’ll also enjoy a read-aloud of Strega Nona, and we’ll celebrate a special Disney Day! Want to know more? Check out our February Calendar!
The library invites children of all ages to illustrate comic strips inspired by the prompt “If I lived in a snow globe…” Blank comic strips can be downloaded here - or pick one up at the library! Comic strips should be handed in by February 10 when they will be displayed in the library. Participants will receive a small prize! Visit or call the library to register.
Make it a lucky 2014 at the library! In January, we’ll welcome the new year with a Lucky Charms Party, and we’ll make our own luck with Homemade Scratch-Off Tickets. Plus, we’ll improve our logic and prediction skills as we look ahead to the coming year with That’s a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen. Check out the January Calendar to learn more!
Celebrate the villains who ended up loving Christmas! On Monday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m., children of all ages are invited to our Bah Humbug Party! Play games, make a craft, and eat snacks at an event inspired by Ebenezer Scrooge, the Grinch, Bumble the Abominable Snowman, the Magician from Frosty the Snowman, and Lucy from the Peanuts. Registration is required for this free event so call the library at 203-888-6944 to register today!