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 August 2016

Collection on Display

Izaiah Santiago’s Pokemon Collection

Themed displays:

include booklists,

coloring or activity sheets

Back to School: Whether you’re starting school for the first time or heading back for another year, we have some great reads to help you prepare for the first day.

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

Olympiad

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. For children through age 12.

Special Summer Events

June 15th -September 9th

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ TO ME!: ages birth to pre-k

Receive a prize each time you complete 7 days of reading for at least 15min per day.  Register in person to receive your reading log.
 

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ!: entering grades K-6

Read during the summer and receive prizes! Register and record your reading online at www.wethersfieldlibrary.org

See flyer for more information.

Monday

August 15, 2016

6:00pm: GRAND FINALE: HAMSTER BALL RACE & DANCE PARTY: all ages

This event will be held at the Pitkin Community Center. Registration required.            

See flyer for more information

Weekly Summer Events

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, June 1st for residents and

Wednesday, June 29th for nonresidents. See flyer for more information.

Tuesday

August 2nd & 9th  

11:00am: BRING THE HOOPLA: ages 5 & up

Join your friends for some hooping! Classes taught by Bring the Hoopla, an educational hoop business whose mission is to bring the fun back into fitness.

Registration required  

Tuesday

August 2nd & 9th  

3:00pm: ZUMBA KIDS: ages 5 & up

“This program features age-appropriate music that gets kids movin’ to the beat.”

(please wear sneakers)

Registration required   

Tuesday

August 2, 2016

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

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

Registration required   

Tuesday

August 9, 2016

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

 

August: Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

A Nutmeg Award book discussion series with a light supper.

Registration required    

  

Wednesday

August 3rd & 10th

11:00am: LEAPING LITERATURE: ages 4 & up

Interactive and movement based storytime. Themes include: Beach Party, Dance Party, Ball & Balloon Bonanza, Olympics, Race Day & Animal Action.

Registration required   

Thursday

August 4th & 11th

11:00am: MUSIC MAKERS: ages birth-3

“Family-style music and movement class for children ages birth to 3 with their parent or caregiver.” 

Registration required  

Thursday

August 4th & 11th

3:00pm: HIP HOP CLASS: entering grades 2-6

Dance 10 will conduct an exciting and energetic class that will focus on popular dance moves. (Please wear sneakers)

Registration required    

Friday

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

10am -12noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

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

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

Saturday

August 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

 

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

August Theme: Olympics

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

 

Autumn Literacy Classes

Registration begins Monday, August 15, 2016 for residents and Wednesday, September 14, 2016 for non-residents

Monday

September 19th & 26th

October 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st

November 7th & 14th

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

September 19th & 26th  

October 3rd, 17th & 24th

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

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

September 20th & 27th

October 4th, 18th & 25th

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

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

September 27th

November 1st

December 6th

 

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

Nutmeg Award Book Discussion Series with a light supper.

September Title: The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

November Title: Masterminds by Gordon Korman

December Title: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Registration is required

Wednesday

October 4th

November 15th

December 13th

6:30pm: BOOK BITES: 2nd-4th graders

Explore the Elementary Nutmeg Nominees with snacks, crafts & fun activities!

Registration is required

Wednesday

September 21st & 28th

October 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th  

November 2nd, 9th & 16th

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

September 22nd & 29th  

October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th   

November 3rd, 10th, & 17th  

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

September 22nd & 29th

October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th   

November 3rd, 10th, & 17th  

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

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through fun activities.

Registration is required

 

Friday

September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th    

November 4th, 11th & 18th

10:00am -12:00 noon: DROP-IN PLAYTIME  +

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

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

Saturday

September 10th, 17th & 24th  

October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

November 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th     

 

   

 

 

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

September Theme: Pokemon

October Theme: LEGO©

November Theme: Diary of a Wimpy Kid & Lion Guard    

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

 

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