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  1. Library

    Physical Address
    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111


  2. Children's Services

    Phone: 860-665-8720

Many programs require registration. No registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. 

To register call 860-665-8720.

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Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Calling all children from birth through 6th grade who live in Newington! Come to the Children’s Department anytime between September 3 – 30 to sign up for a library card and receive a free goody bag (new registrants only).

families read

Family Storytime
Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

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Pajama Music
Mondays, September 16, 23, and 30, 6:00 p.m.
Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music together. We will sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, and listen to great music that will get you moving and dancing.  Finally, we will wind down with a bedtime story.  Come join the fun!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Fall Drop-in Weekly Storytimes
September 16 - November 21
Our regular Fall weekly storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years.  To choose the right one for your child, pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or click here.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

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Stories and Art
Tuesday, September 17, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a story and art program for children ages 2–4 and a caregiver.  Call to register beginning September 3.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, September 18, 4:00 p.m.
Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Cookbook Club 
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will make a variety of sweet and savory dips.  Chefs in grades 3-6 may call to register beginning September 4.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Summer Reading Recognition Assemblies
Thursday, September 19, Anna Reynolds and Elizabeth Green Schools
Friday, September 20, John Paterson and Ruth Chaffee Schools
Children who participated in the A Universe of Stories, summer reading program will receive a certificate at special school assemblies these days. All students will enjoy a performance of To the Moon and Back, a Library Magic Show by Matt the Balloon Man.

Assemblies funded by the PTA/PTOs of Ruth Chaffee, Elizabeth Green, John Paterson and Anna Reynolds Schools.

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Tales to Tails
Saturday, September 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified therapy dog. Call to register beginning September 7.

Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, September 26, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Call to register beginning September 12.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, September 28, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Cinema City
Monday, September 30, 1:00 p.m.
Curl up and watch the newly released Disney movie Aladdin in the comfort of the Program Room.  Snacks will be available.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, October 1, 8 and 15, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

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Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, October 1, 12:00 p.m.
Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

families read

Family Storytime
Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (Pumpkin-Palooza! will replace Family on October 17)
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

Craft Supplies - scissors, pencils, scrapbooking paper, colored tape

Craft-R-Noon
Wednesday, October 9, 1:00 p.m.
Get crafty at the library!  See what you can make from the materials provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Stories and Art
Tuesday, October 15, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a story and art program for children ages 2–4 and a caregiver.  Call to register beginning October 1.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, October 16, 4:00 p.m.
Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we read The Pumpkin Fair by Eve Bunting.  Later we will make pumpkin brownie cookies. Junior Chefs in grades K-2 may call to register beginning October 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Pumpkin-Palooza!
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
It’s a pumpkin filled good time!  Drop in to make different kinds of pumpkin crafts, or decorate a pumpkin that you bring from home.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Saturday, October 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified therapy dog. Call to register beginning October 5.

Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.

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Parent – Child Workshop
Mondays, October 21 and 28, and November 4 and 11, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.* 
Tuesdays, October 22 and 29, and November 5 and 12, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Family Place is presenting a 4-week series of free workshops for parents and their 1-3 year-old children. Meet other families, share thoughts, and talk with librarians and child development experts as you play and read with your child. Find out about community services that can help you and your family. Brothers and sisters under 5 are invited to join the fun!  Call to register beginning October 7

*A light supper will be served before the evening sessions.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Let’s Get Goosebumps!
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Scare yourself silly!  Enjoy an hour of Goosebumps books, movies, snacks and activities.  Beginning October 8 call to register children in grades K-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Cookbook Club 
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will make pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes.  Chefs in grades 3-6 may call to register beginning October 9.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, October 24, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Please call to register beginning October 10.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

Pam with guide dog Ume

Safety with Ume and Pam
Saturday, October 26, 10:15 a.m.
Come meet Ume the Guide Dog and her Owner Pam Garde! Hear a story about how Ume keeps Pam safe. A free drawing will be included at the end of the program.

Sponsored by the General Federation of Woman's Club of Newington/Wethersfield

lego club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sliva author Tami Charles

John and Adella Sliva Memorial Young People’s Literary Series – Tami Charles
Due to the generosity of the Sliva Family, children’s/teen author Tami Charles will be coming to Newington on October 30. Ms. Charles has written the popular Daphne series as well as Fearless Mary and Like Vanessa.  She will be speaking to all third and fourth graders at Newington High School in the morning, and speaking at both middle schools in the afternoon.  Books will be available for sale at the library.

The author visit is sponsored by the Adella S. and John M. Sliva Memorial Fund

Lil Chefs

Li’l Chefs
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.
Little kids can cook too!  We will listen to a seasonal story and then make Graveyard Cups.  Call to register 3 and 4 year olds beginning October 16.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.