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 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 nonresidents

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

Friday

 

10am -12 noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

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

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

 

Saturday

 

 

 

**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. 9/20/14-11/22/14

 

Children's Department December 2014

Collection on Display

Izaiah Santiago’s Pokémon Tin 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

Celebrate the Holidays: Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas & Kwanzaa with some fantastic reads!

Gift-Giving Suggestions: Looking for the perfect book to buy for a child’s holiday gift?  Visit the library for some suggestions for children ages birth to 12!

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

Cacodorous

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.

December Programs

Friday

December 12 & 19, 2014

 

 

 

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

December 12, 2014-February 27, 2015 (no class 12/26 or 1/2)

“Family-style music and movement class”

Registration is required and begins Monday, November 17, 2014 for residents. Nonresident registration begins 12/1/2014.

 

Friday

December 5, 12 & 19, 2014

10am -12 noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

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

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

 

Tuesday

December 16, 2014

6:00pm: PIZZA & PAGES: 4th - 6th graders

Nutmeg Award Book Discussion Series with a light supper.

Title: Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Registration is required

December School Vacation Events

Registration is required and begins Monday, December 1st for residents and Wednesday, December 17th for nonresidents.

A valid library card will be required to register for all programs.

Monday

December 29, 2014

11:00am: FROZEN MOVIE FUN: all ages

Join us for activities based on the Disney movie Frozen.

Registration is required

Monday

December 29, 2014

1:00pm: FROZEN MOVIE KARAOKE: all ages

Grab the microphone and sing along to some of your favorite Frozen songs!

Registration is required

Monday

December 29, 2014

5:00pm:  DINNER AND A MOVIE: all ages

Bring a picnic dinner and join friends and family for a showing of the movie Frozen. (rated PG)

Registration is required

Tuesday

December 30, 2014

11:00am: RING IN THE NEW YEAR PIZZA PARTY: all ages

Ring in new year with stories, dancing, crafts and a special new year countdown! Enjoy pizza and cake to celebrate the new year.

Registration is required

Tuesday

December 30, 2014

6:00pm: MOVIE NIGHT!: all ages

Join us for a showing of the movie Maleficent. (rated PG)

Registration is required

Coming Soon!

Monday

January 5, 2015

WINTER  LITERACY CLASSES BEGIN

Registration for residents begins Monday, November 17th

Registration for nonresidents begins Monday, December 29th

See flyer for more information

 

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