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Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 pm
Play

Superhero Celebration
Main Library - Children's Room

Wear your tights and capes and join us for superhero stories and crafts! Best suited for children ages 3-8 years, accompanied by a caregiver. No registration.



Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Play

Science Saturday
Main Library - Children's Room

Come to one of two interactive, hands on science programs all about dinosaurs!

2:00: ages 3-6 with an adult: participate in fun science activities like learning how penguins stay dry, doing animal print art, and doing a bird beak experiment.

3:00: learn about the food chain with food chain stacking cups, participate in an M&M survival challenge, and do a bird beak activity.

Registration is required and opens April 14th.



Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 pm
Play

Imagination Builder
Main Library - Children's Room

Show us what you are thinking-- build it with Duplo or LEGO blocks. Children ages 2-12 years, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Wednesday, May 9 at 10:00 am
Play

Toot & Slider's Musical Tales
Main Library - Children's Room

See the story of Pinocchio come to life with lots of audience participation. Play instruments and dance with scarves. Best suited for children ages 2 to 5 with an adult. Everyone welcome. No registration.



Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm
Play

Mother’s Day Story/Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Best suited for children ages 2 to 8 with an adult. No registration.



Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Play

Science Saturday
Main Library - Children's Room

Come to one of two interactive, hands on science programs all about weather!

2:00: ages 3-6 with an adult: participate in fun science activities like doing an air pressure experiment, making clouds out of cotton balls, and watching a tornado in a bottle demonstration.

3:00: ages 7-10: make your own anemometer, learn about the different types of clouds, and practice reading a thermometer. Registration is required and begins on April 28.

Registration is required and opens April 28th.



Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 pm
Play

Ramadan Story/Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Best suited for children ages 3-8 years, accompanied by a caregiver. No registration.



Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 am
Play

Story Walk
Main Library - Children's Room

Families will visit stations throughout the library as we read pages from our book, The Boy Who was Raised by Librarians. The first 50 families will receive a free copy of the book. Sponsored by the Consolidated School District of New Britain. No registration.



 

Terrific Tots

Ages: 2½- 3½
Times: Mondays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

Storytime for children ages 2½- 3½, and their parents or caregivers. Activities include stories, a simple craft, and time to play with library toys at the end of the program. No registration.



Super Kids

Ages: 3-5
Times: Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for more experienced listeners. The program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Children 3 and older are encouraged to stay alone in the story hour room so that they can become comfortable being apart from their parents for a short period of time. However, parents must stay in the Children’s Department. Late arrivals will not be admitted because they disrupt the continuity of the program.



Family Story Hour

Ages: 3-8
Times: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for families to attend together. Activities include stories and a film or craft. The program lasts 30-45 minutes.



Time for Tots

Ages: Under 3
Times: Fridays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for children and adults consisting of two basic activities: using library toys with your child and participating in mini-storytimes. Children and parents are not expected to stay for the full 1½ hours. You may come and go as is comfortable for your child and the group. Parents must stay with their child at all times and use the toys with them. This will help children develop the art of sharing and learn respect for others and for toys. This program is restricted to children under three years old and their caregivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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