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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.