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.

We 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

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

Join us every Monday morning in the Storytime room for drop-in storytimes at 10am and 11am. 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.

Drop-In Storytime

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

Join us every Monday morning in the Storytime room for drop-in storytimes at 10am and 11am. 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.

Writing Workshop - Grades 2-5

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Brown Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join Kitan Arole, a senior at Pomperaug High School, for a creative writing workshop for children in grades 2-5! She is an accomplished student and award-winning writer, and she is excited to share her love of writing with children.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Kids Who Code

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Brown Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: STEM/STEAM, Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:

Kids Who Code is a 6 week computer science program series, where participants can  build confidence and have fun!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Recycled UFOs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join Katie to read "Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon" by Denys Cazet and create a UFO craft using recycled materials and dollhouse miniatures.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Babies & Books Storytime

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

Babies & Books is a lapsit storytime for children 6 to 24 months and their parents/caregivers. Listen to short stories and songs. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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.

Writing Workshop - Grades 2-5

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Brown Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join Kitan Arole, a senior at Pomperaug High School, for a creative writing workshop for children in grades 2-5! She is an accomplished student and award-winning writer, and she is excited to share her love of writing with children.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time Storytime

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

Toddler Time is for children ages 2 & 3 years and their parents/caregivers. Listen to stories and complete a small craft.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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.

Writing Workshop - Grades 2-5

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Brown Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join Kitan Arole, a senior at Pomperaug High School, for a creative writing workshop for children in grades 2-5! She is an accomplished student and award-winning writer, and she is excited to share her love of writing with children.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

New Children's Books

Children's Holiday Books