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.

Fall Scene Craft

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Katie for another fun and fantastic craft. This month, we're making autumnal inspired woodland scenes using (mostly) natural materials. ...

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.

Preschool Skills Mornings

10:00am - 10:30am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes, Workshop
Event Details:
Preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a morning of skill building fun. We'll explore a different theme each month while practicing essential skills aimed at getting children ready for the classroom environment. Liste...

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.
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Upstairs
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Stop by the Youth Services department on Saturdays for our Open House Make or Take Craft. Make it here or bring home everything you'll need to make a fun and exciting thematic paper craft. Appropriate for all ages. Young children may need assistance....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: 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 in the Storytime room for a drop-in storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and end with a simple paper craft. Craft materials are available to be picked up in the library while supplies last. All ages are welc...

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 & Books Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
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.

Toddler Time Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
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.

Stories & More Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Event Details:
Stories & Crafts is for children ages 4 & 5 able to sit and pay attention independently. Listen to stories and complete a craft or activity. ...

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.

Storytime at the Farmers' Market

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Stop by the Southbury Farmers' Market and visit the librarians from the Southbury Public Library. Browse books, listen to stories, make a 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.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Upstairs
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Stop by the Youth Services department on Saturdays for our Open House Make or Take Craft. Make it here or bring home everything you'll need to make a fun and exciting thematic paper craft. Appropriate for all ages. Young children may need assistance....

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