Children's Programs

Upcoming Children's Programs

See a complete list of adult and teen events on the Upcoming Adult and Teen Events page.


Children's Department January 2015

Collection on Display

Max Langdon's Football Card Collection

NOW SHOWING!

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

Pictures from December Events

Themed displays:

include booklists,

coloring or activity sheets

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Celebrate the life of Dr. King with some inspiring reads.

Winter: Cozy up with some books about snow, winter and hibernating.

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

Sarcophagus

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.

2015 Winter Reading Program

January 5, 2015 – March 1, 2015 BINGO WITH BOOKS! 2015 WINTER READING PROGRAM: Birth-6th grade Looking for something to do this winter? Join our Winter Reading Program! Register beginning Monday, December 29, 2014 to receive your BINGO playing card, winter stamp and a ticket to the January 10th Hartford Hawks Women’s Basketball game.  On Monday, January 5th begin reading books that correspond with the BINGO squares. For every BINGO completed, visit the library to play a special game and earn raffle tickets for your chance to win a raffle basket.

Winter Literacy Classes

January 5, 2015 – February 27, 2015

Monday

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015

February  2, 9 & 23, 2015   

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

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

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Monday

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015

February  2, 9 & 23, 2015

4:00pm: LEGO® JUNIOR MAKERS : 1st- 3rd graders

Books and LEGO® bricks come together in this fun, hands-on program that will spark children’s creativity.

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

Tuesday

January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2015

February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2015

10:30am: BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: 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. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

Tuesday

January 13, 2015

February 10, 2015

6:00pm: PROJECT: CREATE!: 3rd - 6th graders

From LEGO® masterpieces to video game coding, join us and create something awesome!

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

Tuesday

January 20, 2015

February 17, 2015

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

Nutmeg Award Book Discussion Series with a light supper.

January title: Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

February title: Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Wednesday

January  7, 14, 21, & 28, 2015

February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2015

10:30am: BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: 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. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Thursday

January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2015

February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015

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

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

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Thursday

January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2015

February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015

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. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Friday

January 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2015

February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2015

10am -12 noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

10:45am: SHORT & SWEET STORYTIME: all ages

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

Friday

January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2015

February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2015

11:00am: MUSIC MAKERS: Birth-3 year olds

“Family-style music and movement class”

 Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Coming Soon!

Saturday

February 7, 2015

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY!

 

 

Children's Department February 2015

Collection on Display

Cicero Family’s Elfins Collection

NOW SHOWING!

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

Pictures from December Events

Themed displays:

include booklists,

coloring or activity sheets

Valentine’s Day: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with some great reads!

Chinese New Year: Check out some great books about Chinese New Year to help celebrate the holiday.

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

Grecophile

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

Saturday

February 7, 2015

NATIONAL TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY

10:30am: HOOP LOVERS! HULA HOOP WITH AMANDA BLAKE: All ages

Learn about the history of hula hooping; watch a special hula hoop performance by Ms. Amanda & enter a hula hoop contest!

Registration is required and begins Monday, January 12th for residents and Monday, January 25th for nonresidents. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

2:00pm: ZUMBA KIDS: Ages 3 & up

Groovin’ to music that gets kids (& parents) moving!

Registration is required and begins Monday, January 12th for residents and Monday, January 25th for nonresidents. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

January 5, 2015 – March 1, 2015

BINGO WITH BOOKS! 2015 WINTER READING PROGRAM: Birth-6th grade

Looking for something to do this winter? Join our Winter Reading Program! Register to receive your BINGO playing card and winter stamp (while supplies last).  Read books that correspond with the BINGO squares. For every BINGO completed, visit the library to play a special game and earn raffle tickets for your chance to win a raffle basket.

Winter Literacy Classes

Continues through February 27, 2015

Monday

February  2, 9 & 23, 2015   

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

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

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Monday

February  2, 9 & 23, 2015

4:00pm: LEGO® JUNIOR MAKERS : 1st- 3rd graders

Books and LEGO® bricks come together in this fun, hands-on program that will spark children’s creativity.

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

Tuesday

February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2015

10:30am: BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: 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. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

Tuesday

February 10, 2015

6:00pm: PROJECT: CREATE!: 3rd - 6th graders

From LEGO® masterpieces to video game coding, join us and create something awesome!

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

 

Tuesday

February 17, 2015

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

Nutmeg Award Book Discussion Series with a light supper.

February title: Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Wednesday

February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2015

10:30am: BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: 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. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Thursday

February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015

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

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

Parent participation is key!

Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Thursday

February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015

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. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Friday

February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2015

10am -12 noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

10:45am: SHORT & SWEET STORYTIME: all ages

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

Friday

February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2015

11:00am: MUSIC MAKERS: Birth-3 year olds

“Family-style music and movement class”

 Registration is required. Visit or call 860-257-2801 to register

Coming Soon!

Spring 2015 Literacy Classes

March 9, 2015- May 1, 2015

Registration begins for Wethersfield residents:

Monday, February 9, 2015 @ 6:00pm IN PERSON ONLY

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 IN PERSON OR BY PHONE

Registration begins for nonresidents:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 IN PERSON OR BY PHONE

 

 

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