On Thursday, August 21 at 4 PM, children entering third grade – sixth grade can compete in an Eyes-Shut Drawing Contest. Contestants will follow instructions to draw a picture with their eyes squeezed shut. Participants will then act as judges. The winning artist will receive a bag of art supplies donated by the Friends of the Library in Oxford. Registration is required.
For a complete schedule of August events, visit our Calendar page!
The “Reading is a Treat!” reading program runs from June 16-August 1! To win prizes for reading this summer, click here!
To view the suggested summer reading lists for Center School and Great Oak Middle School, visit our Read This page!
Reading is a Treat! That’s the name of this year’s food-themed summer reading program at the Oxford Public Library! Registration begins on Monday, June 16 at noon! To keep track of reading on paper, kids and teens can register in person at the library. To keep track of reading online, they can register at a link to be posted here on June 16. So save the date and prepare for a summer filled with fun!
In the meantime, call or stop by the library to sign up for our summer kickoff event on Monday, June 16 at 5 PM: Frisbee Freestyle Interactive Playshop with two-time World Freestyle Champion Todd Brodeur! Registration is required for this exciting free program!
On Thursday, May 22 at 4:30 PM, children of all ages are invited to a Frozen Party! Play a game, make a craft, and eat snacks inspired by the Disney movie! Space is limited so registration is required.
For more information about May events, check out our calendar!
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!