Children’s Librarian: Joan Stokes, MLS –

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 an extensive Picture Book and Beginning Reader collection featuring a variety of award winning books by the best authors in Children’s Literature.

Our fiction and nonfiction collection has a variety of authors and topics for all interests. In our fiction collection, we have an extensive series shelf with all the latest and greatest new fiction. We also have a special Illustrated Fiction area that features books with beautiful artwork, but has more text than picture books.

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.

DVD’s and VIDEOS: Educational and entertainment DVD’s and videos  may be checked out by an adult for one week.

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-ROM GAMES: CD-ROM’s 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.

TOYS: Puzzles, dinosaurs, puppets and toys are ready for  use in the Children’s Department. Puzzles may also be checked out. Pictures to color can be found on  the craft cart.


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Region 15

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New Books & More

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Museum Passes

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Admits pass holder & accompanying family members American Museum of Natural History 1 free general admission. Beardsley Zoo Free admission for 2 Adults and 4 Children Children’s Museum 1 Free Admission with Every Paid Admission Connecticut Science Center 1 coupon for 20% off general admission for up to 4 people Connecticut’s …

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Junior Friends of the Southbury Library

The Junior Friends of the Southbury Library are volunteers from the 4th to 12th grade. They meet on the first Thursday of each  month at 6:00 pm. The Junior Friends assist in the Children’s and Teen Departments. Duties include book shelving and sorting, holiday decorating and craft activities. They also enjoy movie or game nights and holiday parties. In June, …

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Book Awards & Winners

Book Awards and Winners   There are four major children’s book awards. They are: The Caldecott Award: The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association,to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.   “This Is Not My Hat,” …

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