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  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 on chair

Winter Drop-in Weekly Storytimes
January 7 – February 28
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 8 – February 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.

pajama music

Pajama Music
Mondays, January 14 – February 11, 6:00 p.m. (No Class January 21)
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.

Art supplies

Stories and Art
Tuesday, January 15, Noon
Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins January 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, January 16, 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 16, 6:30 p.m.
We’re making mug cakes!  Please bring a microwave safe mug from home. Registration for chefs in grades 3–6 begins January 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, January 17, 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 3.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

dog laying on book

Tales to Tails
Saturday, January 19, 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 5.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

Lil Chefs

Li’l Chefs
Wednesday, January 23, 6:00 p.m.
Little kids can cook too!  This new program is for preschoolers, ages 3 – 4 years old and caregivers. We will start with a story and then make “ugly bug” treats. Yum! Registration begins January 9.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

lego club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, January 26, 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.

Decoupage box

Get Your Craft On!
Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for various stations of different types of crafts.  Registration for kids K – 6 begins January 15.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ice Cream for Books ice cream cones

Take Your Child to the Library Day AND Winter Reading Kick Off – Ice Cream for Books!
Saturday, February 2
10:15 a.m. – The Pete and Chris Magic Show
Join us in hooting with laughter at the antics and magic of brothers Pete and Chris.  Recommended for ages 4 - 12.
All day we will have crafts and activities in the Children’s Room.  Stop by to pick up a Winter Reading Program Activity Log to participate in the program and collect cool prizes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.