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Programs for Children




Wednesday, April 2, 9:30AM, Children’s Room: International Children’s Book Day

Celebrate by checking out some books! If your children are too young to read, spend some time today reading to them. It is a great and memorable bonding time and reading is the gift that keeps on giving!

money guy

Tuesday, April 8, 10:30AM, Children’s Room: Story Time- Money Smart Week for Kids!

This week’s Story Time will be all about money, money, money! We will read stories about money and create our own currency drawing our portraits on a dollar bill. No registration required.


Tuesday, April 15, 10AM, Children’s Room: Titanic Remembrance Day

Remember the Titanic, which sank on this day in 1912. Check out stories and books about the supposedly “unsinkable” ship.

pig out

Tuesday, April 15, 3PM, Community Room: PIG OUT on Reading with Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig

Daisy the Pig loves to read and be read to! Come hear some pig tales and farm stories with Daisy and Farmer Minor. We will present Daisy with her very own card from the Public Library of New London!


Wednesday, April 16, 12PM-5PM, Children’s Room: Teddy Bear Sleepover Drop-Off

Bring your favorite Teddy Bear or Stuffed Animal to spend the night at the library! Drop your cuddly friend off and we will take excellent care of him or her. Don’t forget to join us for breakfast the next day and pick up your buddy!

teddy breakfast

Thursday, April 17, 10:30AM, Community Room: Teddy Bear Breakfast

Be reunited with your Teddy Bear after Wednesday night’s sleepover! Join us for breakfast with your Teddy Bear and find out about all the things that happened on their night of adventure at the library!


Saturday, April 19, 11 AM, Community Room: Matilda (the movie!)

Come enjoy the movie version of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, Matilda. Read the book first or just enjoy the movie with us! A truly magical film for the whole family to enjoy! Starring Danny Devito, Rhea Pearlman and Mara Wilson.

Rated PG, Duration: 98 minutes


Tuesday, April 22, 10AM, Children’s Room: National Jelly Bean Day

Guess how many jelly beans are in the jar on Ms. Julie’s desk!! The closest guess (without going over) will win the jar of jelly beans!

Saturday, April 26, 1 PM, Community Room: Frozen (the movie!)

Back by popular demand! Come watch Frozen with us in the community room and get wrapped up in the icy, enchanted story of Anna, Elsa, Olaf & the gang!

Rated PG, Duration: 109 minutes





Weekly April Events

Programs for Pre-schoolers:

Recommended Ages: Birth to 5 Years Old


Mondays, 10:30 AM

Hear a story and then get creative by making a craft inspired by the tale! (Materials provided)



Tuesdays, 10:30AM

Stop whatever you’re doing, Drop into the library and Read some stories with play time friends!


Wednesdays, 4PM

Learn the basics of rhythms and percussion with Professor Dwight Baldwin!

All ages are welcome to come feel the beat!




Saturdays, 12PM

April is National Poetry Month! Construct your very own original poetry creation using newspaper and magazine clippings.


Programs for School-Age Children:


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 4PM-6PM

Need help researching for a report? Want someone to quiz you on those spelling words?

Students of all ages are encouraged to take advantage of this FREE homework assistance

from Connecticut College volunteers!




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Visit our monthly CALENDAR of events!

For specific questions about Children’s Room events please contact:

Julie Holzworth 860-447-1411