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.

family story time

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


Parent – Child Workshop
Mondays, March 4 - 25, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.* 
Tuesdays, March 5 - 26, 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 18

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

just a story and song

Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesday, March 13, 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.

dog laying on book

Tales to Tails
Saturday, March 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 March 2.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

dog and cat reading on chair

Drop-in Spring Preschool Storytimes
March 18 – May 9
Our regular Spring 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.

Art supplies

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Pajama Yoga

Pajama Yoga
Tuesday, March 19, 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 March 5.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, March 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, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Bonsoir!  Join us to make the French delicacy of crepes.  We will have a variety of fillings to suit any palate.  Register chefs in grades 3 - 6 beginning March 6

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Construction Club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, March 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.

pink and yellow spring paper plate flowers

Spring-a Palooza
Tuesday, March 26, 2:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the changing of the season with fun spring inspired crafts and more!  Registration for kids in grades K – 6 begins March 12.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

get-ready-for-kindergarten-month copy

Preparing for Kindergarten: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m.
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. An optional drop off program only for those children entering kindergarten will be held concurrently in the Children’s Program Room. For more information or to register, call the Children’s Department by March 19.  Snow date is Tuesday, April 2.

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Council.

Teddy Bear BooBoo

Teddy Bear Clinic
Saturday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Volunteer Teddy Bear Doctors are running a popup repair clinic at the library for teddy bears, all gently loved stuffed toys and their clothing.  Drop in and enjoy crafts and reading materials while you wait for your wounded one to be repaired.  Cost is a donation to Newington Human Services or a gently used book.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the GFWC Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club.