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.

play with us

Play With Us!
Tuesdays, June 19 and 26, 10:15 –11:15 a.m.
Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.

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

just a story and song

Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesdays, June 20 and 27, 10:15 a.m. 
Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, June 20, 4:00 – 5:00 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.

clip art kids baking

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will be making empanadas to bake at home.  Register chefs in grades 3-6 beginning June 6. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Zambonis - hockey puck

The Zambonis
Sunday, June 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A duo from the nationally known hockey band The Zambonis will be here to entertain and rock us!  The band debuted in 1996 with its first CD 100% Hockey … and Other Stuff which quickly hit the Top 25.  They have played on numerous NHL arenas and created a video Hockey Monkey for Nickelodeon.  After the show they will be selling CD’s and other cool hockey merchandise.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Buddy Bake Off (kitchen utensils)

The Annual Buddy Bake-Off
Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Children, grab your apron and an adult!  Grownups, grab your apron and a child!  Pair up and bake your favorite homemade goodie and bring it to the library along with one copy of the recipe for us to keep.  Limited to one entry per team. Taste all the entries and help pick the winning teams. Prizes awarded!! Entry fee is a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Newington Food Bank. Please call to register your team beginning June 11.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Cartoon stick figure

It’s in the Cards!
Thursday, June 28, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Debi Hamuka-Falkenham, the Super Cowtoonist, will be running a cartooning workshop to teach us how to create greeting cards.  Kids ages 6-12 may register beginning June 14.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS:
Ongoing Drop-in Summer Programs for Preschoolers - click here for printable schedule

dog and cat reading on chair

Storytime for Ones
Mondays, July 9 – August 20, 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs and playtime for children 9-24 months, siblings and their caregivers.

Storytime for Twos
Wednesdays, July 11 – August 22, 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs, playtime and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers.

Storytime for 3-6 year olds
Thursdays, July 12 – August 23, 10:15 a.m. (August 2 is a special registered program)
Storytime, songs and crafts for children ages 3-6, without caregivers.

Play For All

Play With Us!
Tuesdays, July 3 - August 28, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old
resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.

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

Ongoing Drop-in Summer Programs for School-Aged Children - click below for a printable schedule

Kids Libraries Rock

After Lunch Bunch
Wednesdays, July 11 – August 15, 1:00 p.m.
Children entering kindergarten through grade 2, are invited to Rock the Library with us each week. Click for a detailed flyer or pick one up in the Children's Department.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Afternoon Heat
Thursdays, July 12 – August 16, 1:00 p.m. 
Children entering grades 3–6 are invited to join us for an hour filled with activities designed to Rock our World.  Click for a detailed flyer or pick one up in the Children's Department.

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.

movers and shakers

Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, July 10, 12:00 p.m.
Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come hear a story, sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


large needle with green and pink thread

Basic Sewing with Ms. Amy
Saturday, July 14, 10:15 a.m.
Learn the basics of sewing.  You will be making your own Summer Fun mini stuffed pillow.  Budding tailors entering grades 3-6 may register beginning June 30.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

girl holding mudpie

What’s in Your Mudpie?
Tuesday, July 17, 12:00 p.m.
Children ages 3-6 are invited to explore the wonders of a mudpie.  Please wear comfortable and washable clothing for this science exploration.  Register beginning July 3.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, July 18, 4:00 – 5:00 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.

Pete and Chris Magicians

Dinner and a Show
Monday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.
Children entering grades K-6 are invited to an evening of entertainment.  A buffet dinner will be served promptly at 6:00.  At 6:30 we will enjoy a Magic Show starring the brothers Pete and Chris.  Registration and a cash payment of $5 will be taken in person only, starting July 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and numerous local restaurants.

Stories and Art

Stories and Art
Tuesday, July 24, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Please call to register beginning July 10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Construction Club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, July 28, 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.

PuppeTree - monkeys

Caps for Sale
Thursday, August 2, 10:15 a.m.
The PuppeTree’s Puppet performers are coming to us to perform the classic tale Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.  A hat seller and a tree full of monkeys will take us around the world, accompanied by music both intriguing and eclectic.  Recommended for kids entering grades K-6.  Please call to register beginning July 19.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

kindergarten

Ready for Kindergarten
Mondays, August 6, 13 and 20, 6:30 p.m.
Children who will be starting kindergarten for the 2018 – 2019 school year, and a caregiver are invited to listen to stories and participate in lots of hands-on activities that will help children to develop the skills needed for a successful start in school.  In order to create a special one-on-one learning time with your soon to be kindergartener, please make other arrangements for siblings. Please call to register beginning July 23.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

movers and shakers

Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, August 7, 12:00 p.m.
Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come hear a story, sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

junior cookbook club

Junior Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will read If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t! by Elise Parsley.  Then we will make mini xylophone cakes.  Jr. Chefs entering grades K-2 may call to register beginning July 25.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Harry Potter Wands

Kids’ Craft Show
Saturday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Attention Crafters, between the ages of 6–13, and craft lovers of all ages; mark your calendars for our annual Kids’ Craft Show. Please call to reserve a table to sell your non-food kid-made crafts.  Buyers of all ages are welcome.  Stop by to view the creative talents of Newington’s kids!

Weather Forecasting

Weather Forecasting
Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 p.m.
Think you can forecast the weather?  Learn some interesting facts about weather and pick up some tips for predicting your day! Beginning July 31 call to register kids entering grades K-2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

clip art kids baking

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will make no-bake éclair cakes.  Chefs entering grades 3-6 may call to register beginning August 1.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

lego club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, August 18, 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.

Stories and Art

Stories and Art
Tuesday, August 21, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Please call to register beginning August 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, August 22, 4:00 – 5:00 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.

just a story and song

Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesday, August 29, 10:15 a.m. 
Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

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Last day for Libraries Rock! – Summer Reading 2018!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - All prizes must be claimed by 4:00 p.m.