Kid's Events

  1. Library

    Physical Address
    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111


  2. Children's Services

    Phone: 860-665-8720

Many programs require registration. No registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. 

To register call 860-665-8720.

families read

Family Storytime
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, February 20 and 27, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with resource professionals who specialize in birth to three year old children, and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

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Stories and Art
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a story and art program for 2-4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins February 6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 p.m.
Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Cookbook Club
Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.
We will continue to celebrate Swing Into Reading by making Jungle Bars.  Register chefs in grades 3-6 beginning February 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Last Day of Winter Reading
Saturday, February 24
Children who bring in their Winter Reading Activity Sheets, Swing Into Reading, may collect prizes between February 20-28.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, February 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Tuesday, February 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Children who need to boost their reading skills or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Jessie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins February 13.

Donated by Kerry Lurate, Registered Therapy Dog Trainer.

Pajama Yoga

Pajama Yoga
Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
Namaste everyone!  That means peace.  Children ages 4-8 and their caregivers are invited to come to the Library in comfortable pajamas to have fun doing Yoga together.  Beth Agdish, a certified Next Generation Yoga for Kids instructor, will teach us techniques and traditional poses.  Mats will be provided to those who do not bring one.  Registration begins February 13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

families read

Family Storytime
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

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Parent – Child Workshop
Mondays, March 5 - 26, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.*
Tuesdays, March 6 - 27, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Family Place is presenting a 4 week series of free workshops for parents and their 1-3 year-old children. Meet other families, share thoughts, and talk with librarians and child development experts as you play and read with your child. Find out about community services that can help you and your family. Brothers and sisters under 5 are invited to join the fun! Registration begins February 17. 

*A light supper will be served before the Monday evening sessions.
 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, March 6, 12:00 p.m.
Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesdays, March 7 and 14, 10:15 a.m.
Join us for a thirty minute all ages story time.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

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Snapology Saturdays
Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join us for Open Creative Play with LEGO® bricks, motors, gears and other fun and challenging building components. Learn new techniques, explore technologies, and share in the love of building, creating, and 'Learning through Play'. This event is open to all patrons ages 3 through high school! This is a drop in program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Babies Love Art!
Monday, March 12, 10:15 a.m.
Babies 6 months to 24 months will bond, play and engage in stimulating art activities.  Our little artists will take home an age appropriate art project.  So much fun!  Registration begins February 26.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Wonders of Science
Tuesday, March 13, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Scientists in grades K-4 are invited to complete several science experiments.  Registration begins February 27.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Preparing for Kindergarten: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Tuesday, March 13
Session I – 6:00-6:45 (includes an optional storytime for the child entering Kindergarten)
Session II – 7:00-7:45 (for parents ONLY)
Lucy Robbins Welles Library Community Room

Parents of children attending kindergarten in the fall are invited to hear a panel of experienced professionals offer advice and tips for this often stressful time. A program only for those children entering kindergarten will be held concurrently during the first session only. For more information or to register, call the Children’s Department by March 7. 

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Council.

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Junior Cookbook Club
Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Buongiorno!  Join us on our trip to Italy starting with a reading of the book Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano.  After we will make mini cannolis.  Junior chefs in grades K-2 may register beginning February 28. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Saturday, March 17, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog.  Registration begins March 3.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

stories and art

Stories and Art
Tuesday, March 20, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a story and art program for 2-4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins March 6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m.
Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

cookbook club

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will be making empanadas to bake at home.  Register chefs in grades 3-6 beginning March 7. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Construction Club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, March 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Tuesday, March 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Children who need to boost their reading skills or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Jessie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins March 13.

Donated by Kerry Lurate, Registered Therapy Dog Trainer.