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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.
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.
Drop in to make some sweet treats! Available while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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.
Stories, songs, and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers. Registration required.
Stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 3 – 5, without caregivers. Registration required.
Stories and songs for the whole family. Registration required.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.