The Children’s Department of the Southbury Library provides a safe, nurturing and culturally stimulating environment for children and adults that encourages lifelong reading and learning.
|BOOKS: Books are separated by age appropriateness and reading levels. For babies, there are Tiny Tot Board Books. We have a well rounded Picture Book Collection for preschoolers. Beginners Readers are divided into three categories; Emergent Readers, Beginner Readers Level 1 and Beginner Readers Level 2.
Our fiction collection is extensive, and our nonfiction collection includes circulating encyclopedias. We have a Parent’s Shelf dealing with subjects that parents might want to share with their children and a Parent/Teacher collection that includes educational and adult parenting books.
|MUSEUM PASSES: The Friends of the Southbury Library have provided Museum Passes to Southbury residents for many area museums. Check here for a list of passes and all the particulars. We also offer a State Park Pass for CT.’s area state parks.|
|COMPUTERS: Computers are available to assist patrons with finding books and materials. There are also computers for children for word processing, internet and CD-ROM usage.|
|AUDIOBOOKS: Our audiobooks include books on CD and cassette tape. We have audiobooks for all ages, including many Nutmeg and Newbery Winners.|
|CD-ROMS: CD-ROM games may be checked out for a three-week loan period or played in the Children’s Department.|
|MUSIC COLLECTION: We have a wide variety music genres on CDs that can be checked out.|
|EDUCATIONAL TOYS: Puzzles, dinosaurs, puppets and toys are ready for use in the Children’s Department. Puzzles may also be checked out.|
|CRAFTS: Seasonal crafts and pictures to color can be found on the craft cart.|
|DVD’s and VIDEOS: Educational and entertainment DVD’s and videos may be checked out by an adult for one week.|