Children's Programs

Upcoming Children's Programs

You may visit, call or email to register for programs. Phone: 860-257-2801. Email: childservices@wethersfieldlibrary.org. See a complete list of adult and teen events on the Upcoming Adult and Teen Events page.


Children's Department October 2014

Collection on Display

Gabe Zagaja’s turtle collection  

NOW SHOWING!

(on flat screen located @ the Children’s information desk)

Pictures from the Library Card Premiere party

Themed displays:

include booklists,

coloring or activity sheets

Scary Stories!: Get ready for Halloween with some scary – and some not-so-scary – stories for all ages!

Read Alongs: Picturebook with audio CD kits to help your child read along while listening to the story.

Super Heroes: Check out books about Batman, Spider-man, and many more.

Princess Tales: Enchanting tales about princesses and royalty!

Word of the Month

Exomorphic

Define the word and where it originated. All work must be completed in the library using library materials – no computers. If your answer is correct, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free large, plain pizza from Village Pizza.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tuesday

October 30, 2014

 

 

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6:00pm: PUMPKIN JUDGING CONTEST AND PARADE

Come dressed in your Halloween costume with a pumpkin decorated or carved to look like your favorite book character. Receive tricks or treats as you parade around the library.

Registration is required. Residents register today! Nonresident registration begins on October 20, 2014.

 

FALL LITERACY CLASSES

September 15, 2014 - the week of November 17, 2014

Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014 for residents

and Wednesday, September 10, 2014 for non-residents.

Monday

October 6, 20, & 27, 2014

November 3, 10 & 17, 2014   

 

11:00am: MOTHER GOOSE TIME: storytime for Birth-21 months

Stimulating lapsit program. Includes sharing board books, nursery rhymes & bouncing games.

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required

Monday

October 6, 20 & 27,

November 10, 17 & 24, 2014

6:00pm-7:30pm: Family Place PLAY & GROW: Parent-Child Workshops

Each week, families can enjoy a stimulating, educational, and fun place to play & visit with resource professionals who will answer questions and provide information about a variety of parenting topics.

Registration is required

Tuesday

October 7, 21 & 28,

November 11, 18 & 25, 2014

10:30am – 12:00 noon: Family Place PLAY & GROW: Parent-Child Workshops

Each week, families can enjoy a stimulating, educational, and fun place to play & visit with resource professionals who will answer questions and provide information about a variety of parenting topics.

Registration is required

Tuesday

 

October 21, 2014

November 18, 2014

6:30pm: PIZZA & PAGES: 4th - 6th graders

Nutmeg Award Book Discussion Series with a light supper.

October Title: King of the Mound by Wes Tooke

November Title: Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

Registration is required

Tuesday

October 14, 2014

November 11, 2014

4:00pm: BOOK BASH!: 1st-3rd graders

Party and celebrate great authors & series with fun activities. This month, My Weird School!

Registration is required

Wednesday

October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014

November 5, 12 & 19, 2014

 

 

10:30am: BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: storytime for 3-5 year olds

This program is designed to help develop pre-reading skills and to enjoy theme based stories, fingerplays, songs & games.

Registration is required

Thursday

October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014

November 6, 13, & 20, 2014

 

 

10:30am: WEE READ: storytime for 22-35 months

Exciting program where toddlers begin to appreciate longer stories & participate in group activities.

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required

Thursday

October 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2014

November 6, 13, & 20, 2014

6:00pm: READY, SET… READ, MATH, SCIENCE: 4-6 year olds

Specially designed activities that make reading, math, or science come alive (topics alternate each week).

Registration is required

Year-Round Events

Friday

Year-round

10am -12 noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

11:00am: SHORT & SWEET STORYTIME: all ages

Drop-in family fun with a story and a song. 

 

Saturday

Year-round

 

 

**NEW**10:00am-3:00pm: STEMtastic Saturdays: all ages

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through fun do-it-yourself activities. Drop-in anytime between 10am & 3pm to participate. Starts September 20.

 

Children's Department November 2014

Collection on Display

Erik Bellovoda’s  Angry Birds collection  

NOW SHOWING!

(on flat screen located @ the Children’s information desk)

Pictures from the Pumpkin Judging Contest and Parade

Themed displays:

include booklists,

coloring or activity sheets

Thanksgiving: Celebrate Thanksgiving with books about the holiday and being grateful.

DIY: Gear up for the holiday season with books to help you learn how to make your own gifts, cookies, and much, much more!

Read Alongs: Picturebook with audio CD kits to help your child read along while listening to the story.

Super Heroes: Check out books about Batman, Spider-man, and many more.

Princess Tales: Enchanting tales about princesses and royalty!

Word of the Month

Pteryla

Define the word and where it originated. All work must be completed in the library using library materials – no computers. If your answer is correct, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free large, plain pizza from Village Pizza.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Contest

 

 

.PICTURE BOOK POSTER CONTEST: all ages
Celebrate National Picture Book Month by submitting an entry into our Picture Book Poster contest. Entries will be displayed throughout the Children’s Department for the month of November. See flyer for more information.

Contest

WRITING CONTEST: 3rd-5th graders

To enter, write an essay answering the following question: “What kind of traditions do you have with your family?” Winner will “light the tree” during the 5th Annual Holidays on Main on Thursday, December 4th. Return entry no later than 4:45pm on Friday, November 4, 2104. Wethersfield residents only. See flyer for more information.

FALL LITERACY CLASSES CONTINUE

September 15, 2014 - the week of November 17, 2014

Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014 for residents

and Wednesday, September 10, 2014 for non-residents.

Monday

November 3, 10 & 17, 2014   

 

11:00am: MOTHER GOOSE TIME: storytime for Birth-21 months

Stimulating lapsit program. Includes sharing board books, nursery rhymes & bouncing games.

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required

Monday

November 10, 17 & 24, 2014

6:00pm-7:30pm: Family Place PLAY & GROW: Parent-Child Workshops

Each week, families can enjoy a stimulating, educational, and fun place to play & visit with resource professionals who will answer questions and provide information about a variety of parenting topics.

Registration is required

Tuesday

November 11, 18 & 25, 2014

10:30am – 12:00 noon: Family Place PLAY & GROW: Parent-Child Workshops

Each week, families can enjoy a stimulating, educational, and fun place to play & visit with resource professionals who will answer questions and provide information about a variety of parenting topics.

Registration is required

Tuesday

November 18, 2014

6:30pm: PIZZA & PAGES: 4th - 6th graders

Nutmeg Award Book Discussion Series with a light supper.

November Title: Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

Registration is required

Tuesday

November 11, 2014

4:00pm: BOOK BASH!: 1st-3rd graders

Party and celebrate great authors & series with fun activities. This month, My Weird School by Dan Gutman

Registration is required

Wednesday

November 5, 12 & 19, 2014

 

10:30am: BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: storytime for 3-5 year olds

This program is designed to help develop pre-reading skills and to enjoy theme based stories, fingerplays, songs & games.

Registration is required

Thursday

November 6, 13, & 20, 2014

 

10:30am: WEE READ: storytime for 22-35 months

Exciting program where toddlers begin to appreciate longer stories & participate in group activities.

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required

Thursday

November 6, 13, & 20, 2014

6:00pm: READY, SET… READ, MATH, SCIENCE: 4-6 year olds

Specially designed activities that make reading, math and science come alive .

Registration is required

 

The email address of the Children's Department is childservices@wethersfieldlibrary.org