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.

Dog and cat reading book

Fall Drop-in Weekly Storytimes
September 16 - November 21
Our regular Fall weekly storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years.  To choose the right one for your child, pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or click here.

families read

Family Storytime 
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, November 28)
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

Bernese mountain dog

Tales to Tails
Saturday, November 16, 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 November 2.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

play with us

Play with Us!
Tuesdays, November 19 – March 3, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. (NO program December 24 or 31)
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.

stories and art

Stories and Art
Tuesday, November 19, Noon
Join us for a story and art program for 2 – 4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins November 5.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, November 20, 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.

clip art kids baking

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Join us this month as we make chocolate and strawberry stuffed French toast.  Registration for chefs in grades 3 – 6 begins November 6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, November 21, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins November 7.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

lego club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, November 23, 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.

Baby fingerpainting red and blue paint

Babies Love Art!
Monday, November 25, 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 November 11.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesdays, November 27 – December 18, 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.

Lion King movie poster

Cinema City
Friday, November 29, 1:00 p.m.
Curl up and watch the newly released movie, Lion King, in the comfort of the Program Room.  The movie runs 118 minutes and is rated PG.  Snacks will be available.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Rona Leventhal - storyteller

Tellabration – Wondrous Wonder: Stories and Movement
Saturday, November 30, 10:15 a.m.
As part of the state-wide month-long Tellebration, coordinated by the Connecticut Storytelling Center, we are hosting Rona Leventhal in Wondrous Wonder: Stories and Movement. Rona will have you singing and laughing as she shares stories from the silly to the serious. Suggested for ages 4 to 100!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

movers and shakers

Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, December 3, Noon
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.

mitten suncatchers

Winter Craft Night
Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a night of family fun!  Use your creativity to decorate cookies.  We will also make beautiful winter decorations and gifts to keep for your family or to give to a special person.  This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.

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.

ornament

Holiday Ornament Art
Tuesday, December 10, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
You have a half day, so stop by and make some beautiful holiday ornaments.  Registration for kids in grades K-5 begins November 26.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

junior cookbook club

Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Winter is coming!  Join us as we read Stone Soup followed by making soup in a jar to keep or gift.  Registration for Junior Chefs in grades K-2 begins November 27.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

stories and art

Stories and Art
Tuesday, December 17, Noon
Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins December 3.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, December 18, 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.

clip art kids baking

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 p.m.
Let’s get ready for winter!  Join us as we make soup in a jar, yours to keep or give as a gift.  Registration for Chefs in grades 3–6 begins December 4.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, December 19, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins December 5.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

large needle with green and pink thread

Sewing Basics
Saturday, December 21, 10:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of sewing.  You will be making your own mini stuffed pillow.  Registration for budding tailors in grades 3-6 begins December 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Bernese mountain dog

Tales to Tails
Saturday, December 21, 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 December 7.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

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My Gym
Monday, December 23, 10:15 a.m.
2-4 year olds are welcome to join in with a movement program presented by My Gym of West Hartford.  Be prepared to climb, move and have FUN!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Art Sparks program

Art Sparkles!
Thursday, December 26, 1:00 p.m.
Let’s try some cool new and classic art forms!  Learn, explore and discover your inner artist.  Today we will explore the art of Sonia Delaunay, and experiment with contrasting colors and geometric shapes.  Registration for kids in grades 2 – 6 begins December 12.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Goat wearing red flannel Pajamas

Goats N’ Pajamas
Friday, December 27, 10:30 a.m.
Join us as Terri with two pajama clad goats from the Bradley Mountain Farm, reads us a story or two. Then spend time cuddling and petting the goats. Bring your camera! Kids and their adults, must be able to listen and sit quietly so we don't frighten the goats. Registration begins December 13th.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

sam-pasco band

Wonderful World of Music
Friday, December 27, 1:00 p.m.
The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear (and sing along with) the Joe Giangrasso band, re-created from the members of the Sam Pasco Orchestra.   They will be performing a medley of rousing holiday songs for us to enjoy. 

Sponsored by the Bloomfield Rotary

keva planks

Special Builder’s Club
Saturday, December 28, 1:00 p.m.
Join us in creating with different types of building materials; to include, LEGO® bricks, keva planks, and blocks. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Decorating snowflake star cookies

Winter Fun!
Monday, December 30, 11:00 a.m.
Kids in grades 1 - 5 are invited to join us for games, crafts and activities for a winter day.  Registration begins December 16.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

New Year's Eve clock

New Year’s Eve Bash
Tuesday, December 31, 11:15 a.m.
Kids ages 3 – 6 are invited to welcome in 2020 with stories, games, crafts and snacks.  We’ll end with a countdown to 12:00 NOON!  Registration begins December 17.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Dog and cat reading book

Weekly Storytimes
January 6 – February 27
Our regular Winter Session weekly storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years.  To choose the right one for your child, pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or click here.

play with us

Play with Us!
Tuesdays, January 7 – March 3, 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.

movers and shakers

Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, January 7, Noon
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.

junior cookbook club

Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year by reading Ruby’s Chinese New Year by Vickie Lee.  Then we will make scallion pancakes.  Registration for Junior Chefs in grades K-2 begins December 26.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

PJ Dance Party

Pajama Music
Mondays, January 13 – February 10, 6:00 p.m. (No Class January 20)
Children ages 2 - 4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music together. We will sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, and listen to great music that will get you moving and dancing.  Finally, we will wind down with a bedtime story.  Come join the fun!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, January 15, 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.

clip art kids baking

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.
Kung Hei Fat Choi!  Join us as we celebrate Chinese New Year by making gluten-free sweet rice flour pancakes.  Registration for chefs in grades 3–6 begins January 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Bernese mountain dog

Tales to Tails
Saturday, January 18, 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 January 4.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

stories and art

Stories and Art
Tuesday, January 21, Noon
Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins January 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Lil Chefs

Li’l Chefs
Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 p.m.
Love cooking with your kids?  This program is for preschoolers, ages 3 – 4 years old and caregivers.  We will start with a story and then make “frushi”, that’s fruit sushi!  Registration begins January 8.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, January 23, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins January 9.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

lego club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, January 25, 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.