The Children’s Department is located on the 1st floor of the library. We can be reached at 203-426-3851. Our Children’s Department pages have information about programs and a variety of resources for children and parents. Looking for book recommendations for your child? Novelist can help!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading aloud with children is the single most important activity parents and other adults can do to prepare children to learn to read. Sharing a wide variety of books with a child can stimulate cognitive skills, increase vocabulary and stimulate their curiosity about the world. It’s not that difficult to read 1,000 books before kindergarten. If you read just 3 books every day, by the end of a year, you’ll have read 1095 books! Stop by the children’s circulation desk to register for this fun and simple program, pick up your booklet and start reading!
The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of e-books for children that features over 250 animated, talking picture books. The site also includes Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles. Your library card gives you unlimited access to TumbleBooks, here in the library or from your home computer or mobile device. Click here to get started with Tumblebooks.
The library offers weekly story times for children under the age of five. Currently class size is limited and registration is required for each class you attend. Storytime for ages 3-5 meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 am, Mother Goose on the Loose, for ages birth-2 meets on Wednesdays at 11 am and Mother Goose II for ages 2-3 meets Thursdays at 11 am. Visit our calendar to register. Children over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask. If you have questions, please call the children’s department: 203-426-3851.