The library will be closed on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, 2022

Due to the start of our July Summer Hours and Independence Day, we will be closed on both days. With our summer hours, we will be closed on Sundays until the weekend after Labor Day.

Storytimes

Storytime Updates

Hello, Friends. We are thrilled to announce the return of in-person storytimes for all ages! Registration for our summer sessions will begin on Monday, June 1st for a six week spring session of storytimes beginning in July. We will still continue to offer a virtual Drop-In Storytime on Mondays on our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Page.

Virtual Storytimes

We offer a variety of storytimes for all ages. Choose which one is right for you.

All VIRTUAL Storytimes and Youth Services programs will still be held even if Region 15 has a delayed opening, early dismissal, or cancellation, as long as presenters have power and internet service. We will post any cancellations or changes on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Page

May 2022

Drop-In Storytime with Miss Heather

Drop-In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Join us live on our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Page Mondays at 10:30 am throughout the year. Pick up a thematic paper craft after each storytime. Available while supplies last.

June 2022

Drop-In Storytime with Miss Heather 

We're back live and in-person for Drop-In Storytime! Join Miss Heather for stories, rhymes, and a small craft. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Monday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 10:30am.

PJ Storytime with Miss Katie 

Grab your PJs and a stuffie and join Miss Katie for bedtime stories, songs, and a small craft. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Thursday, June 9 & 30 at 6:00pm. 

Seasonal Storytimes

Babies & Books

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. Registration is required


Toddler Time

Parents and caregivers are invited to join their toddlers ages 2 and 3 for a 30 minutes of theme based stories and songs. Registration is required


Stories & Crafts

Children ages 4 and 5 able to and pay attention independently are invited to listen to longer stories and complete a craft or activity. Registration is required

 

Upcoming Storytimes

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.

Drop-In Storytime

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.

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.

PJ Storytime

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Grab your PJs and a stuffie and join Miss Katie for a drop-in PJ Storytime! Listen to bedtime stories, songs & rhymes 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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime

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.

Storytime Resources

Below are some useful links to some of our favorite organizations and literacy resources. 

Barefoot Books: Barefoot Books promotes beautiful books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imagination and inspire children to be compassionate, creative and curious.

Bookshare: Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: Listen to a special bedtime story read by the legendary Dolly Parton during Goodnight with Dolly

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Take a virtual tour of their online exhibit Art in Place, get creative with Making Art Together, or listen to online storytimes and videos.

Florence Griswold Museum: Can't visit the museum? No problem. Check out FloGris ArtReach with Julie for some amazing art projects.

Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code values diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission. We focus our work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields.

Grab the Mike with Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature:For his two-year term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Reynolds will visit small towns across America to have meaningful discussions with young people. Through his platform, “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story,” Reynolds, who regularly talks about his journey from reluctant reader to award-winning author, will redirect his focus as ambassador by listening and empowering students to share their own personal stories.

Jbrary: Tune in for Storytime Success. Librarians Lindsey and Dana teach you songs and rhymes.

Jim Henson Foundation: Check out the virtual events in the world of puppetry with Jim Henson's family puppet happenings.

Kindness 101 with Steve Hartman: CBS News reporter and his children teach lessons on kindness during this difficult time.

Library of Congress: The Library's doors may be closed, but we are still here for you. You'll find online ways to engage with authors you love and ways to connect to the Library’s resources from anywhere in the world.

Peabody Museum of Natural History: Welcome to Peabody@Home, your hub for digital resources, educational tools, and interesting online curiosities of the Peabody Museum!

Penguin Random House: Read Brigthly helps parents raise kids who love to read.

Peter Rabbit: It's everyone's favorite bunny, Peter Rabbit. Join Beatrix Potter's furry friends a for activities and more! Check out At Home with Peter Rabbit for more resources.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF): Reading Is Fundamental is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Find teaching tools to keep kids preK-grade 9 reading, thinking, and growing.

Sesame Street: Visit with all your favorite friends for a variety of resources on managing emotions to learning.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children: Join us each week for Virtual Learning from home to take part in fun-filled activities, facilitated videos, booklist, movies and songs all based on the theme of the week.

Storytime Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Wizarding World: Visit the official site of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Listen to read alouds, complete challenges, and much more.