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.

StoryWalk: Cat's Colors

All Day 6/14 - 8/13
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department is thrilled to announce its inaugural StoryWalk featuring the picture book Cat’s Colors by Airlie Anderson. Walk the grounds of the Southbury Public Library while reading and experiencing Cat’...
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.

Food Explorers Online: Blueberry Pie

11:00am - 12:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:
Food Explorers is back! Let's get baking! Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers to make Blueberry Pie...from scratch! You'll be making your own pastry and delicious blueberry filling. To make this recipe you’ll need the follow...

Disclaimer(s)

Dairy Allergy

Dairy will be present in this program.

Egg Allergy

Eggs will be present in this program.

Wheat/Gluten Allergy

Gluten will be present in this program.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Our Favorite Books Online

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us Tuesdays at noon on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page for a brand new program - Our Favorite Books. Miss Heather will share some of our favorite picture books. Catch us live or watch it later.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime with Katie Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us online on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page for a special virtual storytime and craft.  Miss Katie will share stories, rhymes and songs. Crafts can be picked up after storytime in library on the first...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, STEM/STEAM, Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join the White Memorial Conservation Center for Get into Insects! What makes an insect an insect and why are they so important? Using artistry and actual invertebrate specimens, this program will teach young students what distinguishes and insect ...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Summer Reading, Workshop
Registration Required
Event Details:
Food Explorers is back! Let's make dinner together! Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers to make Zucchini Meatballs! These meatballs are meat free but still just as delicious and go perfectly with your favorite pasta and sauce.&...

Disclaimer(s)

Dairy Allergy

Dairy will be present in this program.

Egg Allergy

Eggs will be present in this program.

Wheat/Gluten Allergy

Gluten will be present in this program.

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.

New Children's Books

Children's Holiday Books