Kid's Events

  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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Play With Us!
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 27, 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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Ongoing Drop-in Spring Preschool Storytimes
July 8 – August 22
We hold various preschool storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years. Find one that’s right for you by picking up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or clicking here.

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Family Storytime 
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (Special Program on August 15)
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

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Ready for Kindergarten
Mondays, August 5, 12 and 19, 6:30 p.m.
Children who will be starting kindergarten for the 2019 – 2020 school year, and a caregiver are invited to listen to stories and participate in lots of hands-on activities that will help children to develop the skills needed for a successful start in school.  In order to create a special one-on-one learning time with your soon to be kindergartener, please make other arrangements for siblings. Please call to register beginning July 22.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Magic in Our Universe All Ages
Friday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.
Join Magician David Reed Brown for an amazing and awe-inspiring evening of magic. Learn how life itself is magical and filled with endless possibilities. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
We continue with A Universe of Stories by making “galaxy bark” and “flying saucer pizza”. Chefs entering grades 3-6 may call to register beginning August 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Construction Club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, August 24, 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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Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesday, August 28, 10:15 a.m. 
Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.



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Last day for A Universe of Stories! – Summer Reading 2019!

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - All prizes must be claimed by 4:00 p.m.

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Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, September 3, 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.