Monday February 26, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Franny

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Franny and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Franny and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Tuesday February 27, 2018
food_coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

Thursday March 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday March 2, 2018
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dr. Seuss Day!

All Ages: Stop by the Children's Department anytime during open hours to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday!  We'll have crafts available at the desk that are appropriate for all ages (but may require caregiver assistance).

1:00 - 4:00: Stop and pick up a paper craft to make in the library or at home! (may require caregiver assistance)

3:00 - 4:00:  Stop in to make Oobleck! (please note: This craft is messy and may require caregiver assistance - there will not be an adult present in the room)

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Childrens  203-452-2850 x4  
LOCATION: Inside Library

All Ages: Stop by the Children's Department anytime during open hours to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday!  We'll have crafts available at the desk that are appropriate for all ages (but may require caregiver assistance).

1:00 - 4:00: Stop and pick up a paper craft to make in the library or at home! (may require caregiver assistance)

3:00 - 4:00:  Stop in to make Oobleck! (please note: This craft is messy and may require caregiver assistance - there will not be an adult present in the room)

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Childrens
  203.452.2850 x4
  

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday March 5, 2018
anim_dog_scottie
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 3 spaces available.

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 3 spaces available.

Tuesday March 6, 2018
food_coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_scissors&glue
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Make Your Own Cardboard Puppet Theater

 

Grades K - 3.  Decorate a cardboard puppet theater with markers and stickers, then color and cut out paper characters to make into stick puppets.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 11 spaces available.

 

Grades K - 3.  Decorate a cardboard puppet theater with markers and stickers, then color and cut out paper characters to make into stick puppets.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 11 spaces available.

Thursday March 8, 2018
ent_note
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday March 9, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday March 10, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Storytime

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Family Flick - Coco

 

All ages: Stop in to watch a family-friendly movie!  Bring your own snacks and watch on the big screen.

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.  (imbd.com)

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

All ages: Stop in to watch a family-friendly movie!  Bring your own snacks and watch on the big screen.

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.  (imbd.com)

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday March 12, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Franny

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Frranny and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Frranny and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday March 13, 2018
food_coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_scissors&glue
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

Thursday March 15, 2018
ent_note
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday March 16, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday March 19, 2018
anim_dog_scottie
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Tuesday March 20, 2018
food_coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_scissors&glue
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Spring Mason Jars

Grades 3 - 6: Stop in to make a tasty springtime mason jar!  Save it for yourself, or give it to someone special!  *We will be using candy for this craft, so please be aware of any allergens!*

Registration is required and will be limited to 24 participants. If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program is held.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 22 spaces available.

Grades 3 - 6: Stop in to make a tasty springtime mason jar!  Save it for yourself, or give it to someone special!  *We will be using candy for this craft, so please be aware of any allergens!*

Registration is required and will be limited to 24 participants. If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program is held.

CONTACT:
  Lauren
  203.452.2850 x4
  lobach(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 22 spaces available.

Thursday March 22, 2018
ent_note
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday March 23, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
misc_smiley
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Storytime

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Monday March 26, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Franny

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Franny and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Franny and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday March 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

Thursday March 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday March 30, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday April 2, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday April 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Purple Party

Stop by the library to celebrate all things purple!!  We'll have purple activities, crafts, and decorations to enjoy:  plus, each child will receive their very own copy of "Harold and the Purple Crayon",  donated by the Connecticut State Library!  (While supplies last)

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Stop by the library to celebrate all things purple!!  We'll have purple activities, crafts, and decorations to enjoy:  plus, each child will receive their very own copy of "Harold and the Purple Crayon",  donated by the Connecticut State Library!  (While supplies last)

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_scissors&glue
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

Thursday April 5, 2018
ent_note
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday April 6, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Game Day

All Ages.  Families and friends are invited to play a variety of board games together on this day off from school.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.  Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

All Ages.  Families and friends are invited to play a variety of board games together on this day off from school.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.  Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


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