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Children

Welcome to the Children’s Department

The Children’s Department of the Southbury Library provides a safe, nurturing and culturally stimulating environment for children and caregivers that encourages lifelong reading and learning.

Located on the second floor, we feature a circulation desk with library assistants to check out books, offer readers’ advisory assistance and place materials on hold. We are eager to assist you with any inquiries. A self-checkout station is available for simple transactions. Our library knight, Sir Read-A-Lot, is always at attention to watch over the day’s events.

Use one of our Kindle Fire tablets loaded with preschool games for our littlest patrons’ education and enjoyment needs. We also have puzzles, pictures to color, and a cornucopia of developmentally appropriate toys for our children to enjoy in our preschool area.

For our older children, we have a bank of computers for academic and recreational needs. Log on with a valid library card.

We offer a Drop-In Storytime year-round as well as seasonal sessions for a variety of ages. Children are encouraged to participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Other programs for elementary age children include STEAM and STEM, arts & crafts, music, movies and more.

The Friends of the Southbury Library have purchased passes for a variety of area museums that are available for checkout to Southbury patrons over 18 years of age. For a list of museums & discount information check the Museum Passes page.

Upcoming Events for Children

This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Storytimes

Drop-In Storytime

Drop In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30 am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Stories are shared, and then the children are invited to do a simple craft and pick out books to take home.

Event Details:
We're back, friends! We have missed you but we're excited to start a new online version of Drop-In Storytime! Join us online every Monday morning for a drop-in storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and end with a simple paper craft. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Animal Embassy Online

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Performances, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:
We're thrilled to bring you Animal Embassy's Online Learning for Libraries program Dwarfs, Dragons and Giants. Join Animal Embassy for an opportunity to meet real life examples of dwarfs, giants and dragons of the animal kingdom. Discover how and why...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Babies & Book Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:30am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Storytimes
Registration Required

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies and Books is an interactive program for babies age 6-24 months and their parents and caregivers. Babies sit on their caretakers’ laps while the Children’s Librarian shares short books, songs and fingerplays. A simple coloring sheet relating to the stories completes the storytime. Registration is required.

Event Details:
Our Summer Session begins on Tuesday, July 7 and runs six weeks until Tuesday, August 11. We begin at 10:30 am and the program runs approximately 20 – 30 minutes. This program is online via Zoom. You will receive an e...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:15am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Storytimes
Registration Required

Toddler Time Storytime

Parents and caregivers are invited to join their toddlers ages 2 and 3 for a 30 minutes of theme based stories and songs in Program Room. Everyone then goes to the craft tables to make a craft that relates back to the storytime theme. Registration is required.

Event Details:
Our Summer Session begins on Wednesday, July 8 and runs six weeks until Wednesday, August 12. We begin at 10:30 am and the program runs approximately 30 – 45 minutes. This program is online via Zoom. You will receive an em...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories & Crafts Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:30am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Storytimes
Registration Required

Stories & Crafts Storytime

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to listen to stories and sing songs with the Children’s Librarian in the Program Room and then join their parents and caregivers for a craft that relates to the theme of the stories. Children should be able to sit independently to attend this storytime session. Registration is required.

Event Details:
Our Summer Session begins on Thursday, July 9 and runs six weeks until Thursday, August 13 . We begin at 10:30 am and the program runs approximately 30 – 45 minutes This program is online via Zoom. You will receive an...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Storytimes

Drop-In Storytime

Drop In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30 am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Stories are shared, and then the children are invited to do a simple craft and pick out books to take home.

Event Details:
Join us every Monday morning for a drop-in storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and end with a simple paper craft.  All ages are welcome.  No registration is required.   This program is sponsored by the Friends o...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Babies & Book Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:30am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Storytimes
Registration Required

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies and Books is an interactive program for babies age 6-24 months and their parents and caregivers. Babies sit on their caretakers’ laps while the Children’s Librarian shares short books, songs and fingerplays. A simple coloring sheet relating to the stories completes the storytime. Registration is required.

Event Details:
Our Summer Session begins on Tuesday, July 7 and runs six weeks until Tuesday, August 11. We begin at 10:30 am and the program runs approximately 20 – 30 minutes. This program is online via Zoom. You will receive an e...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Food Explorers Online: Garlic Knots

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade Garlic Knots! This yeast free version uses yogurt for a deliciously light and fluffy texture. While they’re baking you’ll learn about the food groups through a kitchen sca...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:15am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Storytimes
Registration Required

Toddler Time Storytime

Parents and caregivers are invited to join their toddlers ages 2 and 3 for a 30 minutes of theme based stories and songs in Program Room. Everyone then goes to the craft tables to make a craft that relates back to the storytime theme. Registration is required.

Event Details:
Our Summer Session begins on Wednesday, July 8and runs six weeks until Wednesday, August 12. We begin at 10:30 am and the program runs approximately 30 – 45 minutes. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Pub...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

New Children's Books

Children's Holiday Books