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Library Events - Children

  1. Children’s Winter Reading 2022: Reading is a Treat!

    February 3, 2023, 10:00 AM - March 11, 2023, 5:00 PM

    Treat your shelf (see what we did there!) and join the Children’s Winter Reading Program! Beginning on Friday, February 3, registration will be available online. A Winter Reading Log will be posted on the library’s website. Once registered, you may print the log from home or come in to pick up a copy. When the log is completed, please visit the Children’s department to claim your reward. This reading program is for all children up to 6th grade. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  2. Children’s Winter Reading Kickoff: Life Sized Candy Land

    February 3, 2023, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    We will be playing Life Sized Candy Land to kick off our winter reading program! Registered families are welcome to drop in any time between 6:30 and 7:30 to have enough time to play the games. Kids can also get a treat-themed temporary tattoo. A cotton candy buffet will be available from 7:00-8:00 p.m. while supplies last! Registration is required beginning on January 20. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  3. Take Your Child to the Library Day

    February 4, 2023, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Drop in to make some sweet treats! Available while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  4. Block Party

    February 7, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Children's Programming Room

    Join us for a free play session with Keva planks, Legos, and other fun building toys. Registration begins January 24. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  5. Storytime for Twos

    February 8, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers. Registration required.

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  6. Storytime for 3 – 5 year-olds

    February 9, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 3 – 5, without caregivers. Registration required.

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  7. Family Storytime

    February 9, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories and songs for the whole family. Registration required.

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  8. John and Adella Sliva Memorial Young People’s Literary Series – Dan Santat

    February 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Due to the generosity of the Sliva Family, children’s author & illustrator, Dan Santat will virtually speak with all third and fourth graders in the Newington School District on February 10. Among other books, Mr. Santat has written the Caldecott Medal winner The Adventures of Beekle: An Unimaginary Friend as well as After the Fall, a Connecticut Nutmeg Award nominee, and the forthcoming graphic novel, The First Time for Everything. He has illustrated works for authors such as Mo Willems, Dav Pilkey, Aaron Reynolds, and more. The author visit is sponsored by the Adella S. and John M. Sliva Memorial Fund.

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  9. Storytime for Twos

    February 15, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers. Registration required.

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  10. Cookbook Club

    February 15, 2023, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Join us as we make stained-glass windows using chocolate and mini-marshmallows. Kids in grades 3 – 5 may register beginning February 1. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  11. Storytime for 3 – 5 year-olds

    February 16, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 3 – 5, without caregivers. Registration required.

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  12. Family Storytime

    February 16, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories and songs for the whole family. Registration required.

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  13. Storytime Yoga

    February 18, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    For ages 5 – 9. Do you love Storytime? Have you ever wanted to move along with the characters in the book? Now is your chance! Join us for literacy integration yoga with Heather from Nourished Mind Wellness. Participants will explore the feelings associated with different stories while also developing an understanding of the contextual use of yoga and mindfulness in normal life. Registration begins February 4. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  14. Crafternoon

    February 21, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Children in grades 1 – 5 are invited to join us for an hour filled with activities designed to let you explore and create! Registration begins February 7. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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  15. Storytime for Twos

    February 22, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers. Registration required.

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  16. Storytime for 3 – 5 year-olds

    February 23, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 3 – 5, without caregivers. Registration required.

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  17. Family Storytime

    February 23, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    Stories and songs for the whole family. Registration required.

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  18. Little Yogi

    February 24, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Children's Programming Room

    For ages 18 months – 5 years old with a caregiver. Do you love Storytime? Have you ever wanted to move along with the characters in the book? Now is your chance! Join us for literacy integration yoga with Heather from Nourished Mind Wellness. Registrations begins February 10. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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