DIY Station: Stay and Craft or Take and Make
10:30 am– Crazy Crafting Kiddos (Register)
Guessing Jar! DIY Station! Drawing of Prizes!
All ages invited to stop by. No fee to attend
Creating Musical Readers Series
by New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Sat., January 21st @ 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (Ages 4-10)
A different musician / instrument each month plus a story.
This month: flautist Mira Magrill and her book La Flautista
Registration required here
January Scavenger Hunt (All Ages)
Jan. 1st – Jan. 31st (Snowman Hide and Seek!)
Locate themed items in the Children’s Room.
Placement changes each week. Prizes awarded!
No registration required
**Surprise Book Bundles**
A great way to discover new titles and authors
To request yours, click here
2022 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees
A Virtual Concert! Imagine Your Story: A Music, Bubble and Comedy Show! All Ages! The Virtual Concert: Imagine Your Story is our signature music, bubble and comedy show featuring bubbles, flying books, dancing unicorns, and songs about autism awareness and acceptance! This novel 30-minute performance is accompanied by dancing, singing, imaginative storytelling, laughter and a love for the public library system.
Age-appropriate story times are offered with sessions in the spring, fall, and winter months for children 6 months to 5 years old. Registration is requested.
Baby Steps – Temporarily Suspended
This program (formerly Baby & Me) for children from birth to 24 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays, September through December. Come play, learn, and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills. Featuring a story, songs, rhymes, and more, Baby Steps is a wonderful opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play. Older siblings are welcome to join us and need not register.
Family Place – Temporarily Suspended
A 6-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me begins in September. This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old children. Siblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend and need not register. Each week features puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more, followed by a story and rhymes. Parents/caregivers are introduced to available resources to assist in raising their toddlers while children have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.
The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library. The Family Place of CT is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.
Time for Two’s (Story Time) – Temporarily Suspended
Stories, rhymes, songs, movement & a simple craft for children ages 25 – 36 months accompanied by their caregiver.
Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5 ) – Temporarily Suspended
Children can join us for stories, songs, musical instruments & a craft. Program is designed to be an early-school readiness experience. Children attend independently in our Multi-Purpose Room while their caregiver stays in the Children’s Room.
“1000 Books Before Kindergarten” – Ongoing
A literacy initiative designed to share 1,000 books with your young child prior to their start of kindergarten. Participation is ongoing at a pace that works for each individual family. The only time constraint is that it must be completed before the start of kindergarten, so registration as young as infant/toddler age is encouraged. Reading aloud to your young child sets the foundation for school success!
After School Programs – Temporarily Suspended
Once a month throughout the school year, an after school program takes place on Tuesday afternoons offering children, ages 5-9 (Grades K-4) an opportunity to share in seasonal or holiday themed activities including arts, crafts, and stories.
Saturday Programs – Ongoing
Programs for children of all ages take place one Saturday per month and include story times for families, crafts, library scavenger hunts, and more!
Read to Ollie & Molly the Therapy Dogs – Ongoing
Therapy dogs Ollie and Molly visit the Library every month. Children ages 5 to 11 are given a 10 to 15 minute time slot to read to Ollie twice a month, once a month for Molly. Such a great opportunity to enhance reading skills, build confidence and create a love of reading.
Summer Kids Club
A themed reading program takes place from June to August for all reading leveling including pre-readers. Click here for more info on this past Summer Kids Club.