Calling all aspiring thespians. Have you got the acting bug? We’ve got the cure! Join us for an evening of improvisational style acting techniques in a small group setting. Led by PHS student Chris Fernandes. The next sessions are: Thursday, December 12th CANCELLED Thursday, January 16th 6 to 7:30 pm Thursday, February 20th 6 to 7:30 pm …View full post
Crayola ColorCycle – Turn Crayola Markers Into Energy! “Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. That’s why we are launching Crayola ColorCycle. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect …View full post
The Junior Friends of the Southbury Public Library will be hosting a wrapping event. Thursday, December 5th 5:30 to 7:30 pm Bring you presents and packages and the Junior Friends will wrap them for you. Choose from a variety of decorative papers or bring your own. Donations graciously accepted. The Junior Friends will also …View full post
Doctor Who Club Doctor Who fans unite! Keep calm and allons-y to the first meeting of a brand-new library program. We’re watching episodes, crafting, snacking, and nerding-out on all things Doctor Who. Tuesday, December 17th 6 to 8 pm Grades 6-12 Jewelry Makerspace Love jewelry? Feeling crafty? Looking for that perfect holiday …View full post
Electricity monitors are now available to Southbury residents with a current library card for a two week loan at the Southbury Library’s Adult Circulation Desk.
The monitors cannot be reserved or renewed.
Instructions on how to operate and how to calculate the cost of running an appliance are included with each monitor. Click for more information
Assistance with the monitor will be available Fridays from 10am-12pm in the Reference Department.
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.|
Welcome to the Teen Department!
The Teen Area of the Southbury Public Library is a gathering place for teens to meet with friends, do homework, and find materials to check out. We also offer reader’s advisory support. We will assist you in finding information on any subject, books for projects or pleasure reading. Take home the latest releases in books, music and movies.
Services for Teens
- We offer a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, audio books, music CDs and DVDs.
- The Teen Area has six internet computers with access to word processing and online databases.
- Monthly ongoing programs and special events are scheduled.
Teen Librarian: Heather Szaley Aronson – firstname.lastname@example.org