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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.
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 Take & Make Craft. Bring home everything you'll need to make a fun and exciting thematic paper craft. Appropriate for all ages. Young children may need assistance. Glue and cra...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
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 online via Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Live 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 ...

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.

Nutmegs at Noon

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Have you read the new Nutmeg Nominees yet? Tune in to our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page at noon on Thursdays in October to hear Miss Heather share or discuss the new 2022 Elementary (grades 2-3) Nutmeg and 2021 Charter Oak Children's...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Farmers' Market Storytime

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us on the Southbury Town Hall Green for stories. We'll be at the Farmers' Market for a fun and informal fall themed storytime. Stop by and see Miss Heather and Miss Katie as you browse.  ...
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 Take & Make Craft. Bring home everything you'll need to make a fun and exciting thematic paper craft. Appropriate for all ages. Young children may need assistance. Glue and cra...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Nutmegs at Noon

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Have you read the new Nutmeg Nominees yet? Tune in to our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page at noon on Thursdays in October to hear Miss Heather share or discuss the new 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees. Catch us live or watch it later.&n...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Kitty Pumpkin Craft Online

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for an afternoon of crafting as we make spooky kitty pumpkins. Everything you'll need to participate will be provided, including paint*. Pick up your craft packet anytime after Friday, October 8 during open library hours. ...
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 Take & Make Craft. Bring home everything you'll need to make a fun and exciting thematic paper craft. Appropriate for all ages. Young children may need assistance. Glue and cra...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join children's author, musician, and all-around cool guy, Ryan SanAngelo for an afternoon of musical fun! A Southbury native, Ryan is back with an awesome fall-themed music performance that's fun for the whole family.    Ryan SanAnge...

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.

All Ages

This program is for all ages, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mask Requirements

Masks are required at all times inside the library, regardless of vaccination status. Click here for more information.

New Children's Books

Children's Holiday Books