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.

dog and cat reading on chair

Fall Drop-in Weekly Storytimes
September 24 - November 15
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.

family story time

Family Storytime
Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (Pumpkin-Palooza! will replace Family on October 25)
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.


Parent – Child Workshop
Mondays, October 15, 22 and 29, and November 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.* 
Tuesdays, October 16, 23 and 30, and November 6, 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!  Please call to register beginning October 1. 

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

dog laying on book

Tales to Tails
Saturday, October 20, 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. Please call to register beginning October 6.

Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.


Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, October 24, 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.

Lil Chefs

Li’l Chefs
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
Little kids can cook too!  This new program is for preschoolers, ages 3 – 4 years old and caregivers.  We will start with a story and then make pumpkin pudding.  Yum!  Please register beginning October 10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

mason jar pumpkin

Thursday, October 25, 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.

Sliva-Leslie Bulion

Leslie Bulion Book Signing
Friday, October 26, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Due to the generosity of the Sliva Family, Leslie Bulion will be coming to Newington on October 26.  She is the author and illustrator of various fiction books as well as a series of science poetry books.  Her newest, Leaf Litter Critters, will make you laugh, learn and say “ewwww”.  Ms. Bulion will be speaking to all third and fourth graders at Newington High School in the morning and will be here to sign books.  Books will be available for sale at the Library.

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

Ume the guide dog and Pam

Safety with Ume and Pam
Saturday, October 27, 10:15 a.m.
Come meet Ume the Guide Dog and her Owner Pam Garde! Hear a story about how Ume keeps Pam safe. Free raffles 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 27, 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.