Children's Programs

Upcoming Children's Programs

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


2017 Summer Reading Program

 

Children's Department August 2017

Themed displays:

include booklists,

coloring or activity sheets

Back to School: Whether it’s your very first day or you’re heading back for another year, we have some great books to get you ready for the big day!

Build a Better World: Get geared up for the 2017 Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World!

Read Alongs: Picture book 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

Odophone

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.

Summer Programs

Resident registration begins for all programs on Thursday, June 1st.

Nonresident registration will be available 1 week prior to each program. Visit or call to register.

Regular Programs: Birth-5 Year Olds

Wednesday

August 2nd

11:00am: LITTLE BUILDERS: DROP-IN STORYTIME: birth-5 year olds

Interactive storytime with stories, songs, games and a building activity.

Wednesday

August 9th

11:00am: MUSIC MAKERS: birth-5 year olds

Drop-in family-style music and movement class for children birth-5 years old and their families. 

Friday

August 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th  

10am -12noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

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

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

Regular Programs: School Age

Tuesday

August 8th

6:30pm: PIZZA & PAGES: entering grades 4-6

A Nutmeg Award book discussion series with a light supper.

August 8th: Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb

Tuesday

August 15th

6:30pm: BOOK BITES: entering grades 2-4

Enjoy snacks, games & awesome activities as you celebrate the Elementary nutmeg Nominees and read-alikes.

Wednesday

August 9th

ESCAPE ROOM: entering grades 4-6

Solve riddles & puzzles, discover clues & break codes to find the key to escape! Can you and your team solve it all before the clock runs out?

August 9th @ 2:00pm: Star Wars

Thursday

August 3rd, 10th & 17th

 

6:00pm: BUILDING STEAM: 5-7 year olds

Explore Science, technology, Engineering, Art & Math through fun activities.

Regular Programs: All Ages

Saturday

August 5th, 12th, 19 th & 26th

10:00am-3:00pm: FANDOM FUN! : all ages

July Theme: Minions

August Theme: LEGO©

Drop-in anytime between 10am-3pm to complete activities based on popular characters or brands.  

Special Programs

Tuesday

August 1st

6:00pm:SCIENCE OF SOUND WITH CARYN LIN: all ages

A multi-media interactive extravaganza in which sound is transformed through a 5 string electric violin & modern technology. 3-D sound waves become visible! from Bach to today, music literally comes to life before your very eyes & ears!

Thursday

August 3rd

2:00pm: MASK-MAKING WITH THE BALLARD INSTITUTE: entering grades K-2

Students will make masks out of simple materials, practice expressing emotions without words, and have a chance to share their creations with the group.

Monday

August 7th

6:00pm:HORIZON WINGS: all ages

Experience teh thrill of being up close to a magnificent eagle and other birds of prey. Learn about their lives, habits and ways to protect them.

Thursday

August 10th

2:00pm: ARTIQUE: PAINT AFTERNOON: 7-12 year olds

Kids will follow along in creating their own version of a lizard at night.

Monday

August 14th

2:00pm:CREATE ROD PUPPETS WITH THE BALLARD INSTITUTE: entering grades 3-6

build a rod puppet out of simple materials. Learn the basics of how to manippulate them to express emotions and tell stories.

Wednesday

August 16th

10:30am: READING ROCKS WITH PETE THE CAT AND AL DECANT: all ages

A highly interactive family musical performance that promotes the joy of reading. The show is packed with toe tapping music and great stories.

Wednesday

August 16th

11:30am: MEET AND GREET WITH PETE THE CAT: all ages

Drop-in to meet and get your picture with Pete the Cat!

Wednesday

August 23rd

6:00pm: FAMILY FORT NIGHT: GRAND FINALE: all ages

Visit the library after hours and build a family fort to read in. Bring a flashlight and blankets or sheets good for fort building.

 

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