Kid's Events

important update

Effective Monday, November 9, 2020, browsing by appointment will be suspended and
the building will be closed to the public. We are now offering SAME DAY Library Curbside Service.
 

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding throughout this process. Click here for updated hours.

Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings, YouTube and NCTV

Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here. Registration is required. Participants who register will be emailed a link to access the Zoom program prior to the event. We hope to see you there!  

Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube on this events page.. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration. Some of our library programs with community partners will be available on NCTV on Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.

storytime

Digital Storytimes
Your librarians miss you! Check back weekly on our Digital Storytime page for new videos!

  1. Library

    Physical Address
    100 Garfield Street
    Newington, CT 06111


  2. Children's Services

    Phone: 860-665-8720

StoryWalk sign

StoryWalk® @ Mill Pond Park
COMING SOON: The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Parks & Recreation

grab and go crafts

Grab & Go Crafts
Each week we will have crafts ready for pick up! There will be a craft for kids ages 1 - 6 that will coincide with one of our Digital Storytimes. Please note that supplies are limited.  Parents may call 860-665-8720 to register each Monday to reserve a craft bag for pickup curbside of that particular week

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New Year, New Books!
Need some suggestions for our upcoming winter reading program? Check out our winter booktalk videos! We will have book recommendations for grades 3 – 6. The video links will be available in January here.

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Pajama Yoga – Virtual
Tuesday, January 5
 

For ages 4 – 8. Get your comfy pjs on and get ready to do some yoga! Beth Agdish, a certified Next Generation Yoga for Kids instructor, will teach us techniques and traditional poses.  A video link will be available here, here, and here beginning the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

kindness counts grab and go

Kindness Counts – Craft Kit to Go
Monday, January 11
 

Kids in grades 1 – 5 can get a craft bag with kindness crafts to make at home. Give away a craft or two to show kindness to someone special. Parents may call to register and arrange for pick up beginning Monday, January 11 and continuing through the month while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

cookbook club

Cookbook Club – Virtual
Wednesday, January 13
 

Ms. Beth has created a video cooking demo that you can do at home. Learn how to make cheeseburger muffin cups! A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Simple Science at home

Simple Science @ Home – Virtual
Tuesday, January 26
 

Scientists are welcome to watch the virtual science experiments with Ms. Joanne. Each experiment will use basic supplies (click here for a list), which you may even have in your kitchen. After watching, enjoy doing the experiments on your own! A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program.

Dog and cat reading book

Zoom Together Storytime – Virtual
Wednesday, January 27, 10:15 a.m. 
 

Join us for an all ages story time.   We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning. Registration required. An email with the Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

Warm Your Heart grab and go

Warm Your Heart – Craft Kit to Go

Monday, February 1


Kids in grades 1 – 5 can get a craft bag with fun crafts to make at home. Parents may call to register and arrange pickup beginning Monday, February 1 and continuing through the month while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sew Simple with miss sarah

Sew Simple with Miss Sarah – Virtual

Tuesday, February 2


Join Miss Sarah for a virtual sewing class perfect for beginners and budding young tailors. Together you’ll go through all the steps to create your own hand sewn creations. This time we’ll learn how to make a Valentine’s Day plushie. A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program. 

reading rules crown

Children’s Winter Reading 2021: Reading Rules!
Monday, February 8 – Monday, March 15

Warm up with a good book and join the Children’s Winter Reading Program! Beginning on Monday, February 8, a Winter Reading Log* will be posted on the library’s website that can be printed from home. Once the log is completed, call the Children’s department to claim your reward, which can be picked up curbside. This reading program is for all children up to 6th grade. Please note that all children’s programs will be done virtually through our website or other media. 

*If unable to print a Winter Reading Log from home, please contact the Children’s Department at 860-665-8720.

Dog and cat reading book

Zoom Together Storytime – Virtual
Wednesday, February 10 and 24, 10:15 a.m. 
 

Join us for an all ages story time. We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning. Registration required. An email with the Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

cookbook club

Cookbook Club – Virtual
Wednesday, February 10
 

Ms. Beth has created a video cooking demo that you can do at home. Learn how to make fancy grilled cheese sandwiches! A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

3 little pigs brick wall

Sing Me A Fairy Tale - Virtual
Tuesday, February 16, 11:00 a.m.
 

Join Michele Urban from My Music Room for this hilarious retelling of The Three Little Pigs. Sing, dance, and laugh with fun silly songs that will help build your musical skills! Registration required. An email with the Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

child standing on books

Turning Pages – Virtual 
Wednesday, February 17, 11:00 a.m.
 

For ages 3 – 6. Join a dance professional from Ballet Theatre Company for a movement-focused storytelling experience! Stories will come to life in ways that engage the whole body. Come on a storybook adventure featuring Sleeping Beauty this month! Registration required. An email with the Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

Simple Science at home

Simple Science @ Home – Virtual
Tuesday, February 23
 

Scientists are welcome to watch the virtual science experiments with Ms. Joanne. Each experiment will use basic supplies, which you may even have in your kitchen. After watching, enjoy doing the experiments on your own! A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program.

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Did you miss a librarian program? Please check out our YouTube channel here.