Storytimes and Programs

Here are brief descriptions of the storytimes and programs we generally offer.
For dates and times, please check our calendar!


Toddler Time
Rhymes and songs for children 1-2. Siblings welcome.

Stories and songs for children ages 3 to 6

Pajamarama Storytime
Most Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Stories and songs for children ages 3 to 7

Baby Lapsit

Songs and bounces for infants and toddlers. Lapsitters only, please!

Let's Find Out! What activities will we do this week? Stories, songs, dancing, crafts, or science? Drop by and find out! Most Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Special Storytimes
- NEW! Inquiring Minds - Science, math, and nature book-activity program for ages 3 to 5. Registration required.
- Art Program. Art based storytime for ages 5 and up. 
- Magical Musical Me. Music time for babies with siblings ages 5 and under. Evenings and weekends for working parents. 


Aspiring Authors
Ages 8 and up. For children who love to write.

Computer Classes (Ages 8-12)
Excel Shopping Spree
Computer Chefs
Party with Publisher
Intro to Typing
Offerings vary by the month. Check the calendar for details.

Ages 7-12. For new knitters or those looking to refresh their skills. Knitting runs in sessions, so call us to register (203) 385-4165. 

Leading to Reading Workshop
For parents, day care workers, and teachers. Learn about literacy initiatives for preschoolers. Then, check out our blue Leading to Reading kits.  Dates vary. 

Read to Therapy Dogs
Lauren Friedman brings her two American Kennel Club Spinone Italiano dogs (Siena & Drago) to read with children. They are certified therapy dogs with Therapy Dogs International, Inc.

Dates vary.

Special Events

The Children's Department offers a variety of special events each month.  In the past we have offered special preschool concerts, science and theatre performers, as well as cupcake decorating, dancing, crafts, games and more. To find out what special events we offer this month, please, check the calendar for details.