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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Weekly Storytimes
January 6 – February 27
Our regular Winter Session 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, January 7 – March 3, 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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Family Storytime 
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

Pajama Yoga

Pajama Yoga
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
Namaste everyone!  That means peace.  Children ages 4 - 8 and their caregivers are invited to come to the Library in comfortable pajamas to have fun doing Yoga together.  Beth Agdish, a certified Next Generation Yoga for Kids instructor, will teach us techniques and traditional poses.  Mats will be provided to those who do not bring one.  Please call to register beginning February 11.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Teddy Bear BooBoo

Teddy Bear Clinic
Saturday, February 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Volunteer Teddy Bear Doctors are running a popup repair clinic at the library for teddy bears, all gently loved stuffed toys and their clothing.  Drop in and enjoy crafts and reading materials while you wait for your wounded one to be repaired.  Cost is a donation to Newington Human Services or a gently used book.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the GFWC Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club.

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Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, March 3, Noon
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.

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Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesdays, March 4 and 11, 10:15 a.m.
Join us for a thirty minute all ages story time.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

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

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Winter Reading Finale – TIME TRAVELING PARTY
Saturday, March 7, 11:00 a.m.
Travel through time and enjoy an hour of crafts, movies and snacks.  Children ages 4 - 10 may bring their completed Winter Reading Activity Log as admission into the party.  If they cannot make the Finale Party, bring the completed Winter Reading Activity Log to the Children’s Department between March 7 – 14 and collect a prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Parent – Child Workshop
Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.* 
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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! Registration begins February 24.
*A light supper will be served before the Monday evening sessions.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Junior Cookbook Club
Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we read Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone.  Then we will make our own mug cakes.  Please bring a microwave-safe (no metallic designs!) mug from home.  Junior chefs in grades K - 2 may register beginning February 26

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Zentangle Art with Laura
Saturdays, March 14, 21 and 28, and April 4, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Zentangle is a method of creating abstract art through patterns.  Anyone can be an artist using this art form.  In these four weeks, we will have fun making a variety of unique and original works of art using many different mediums.  Children in grades K-2, may be registered beginning February 29.

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Drop-in Spring Preschool Storytimes
March 16 – May 7
Our regular Spring Session 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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Stories and Art
Tuesday, March 17, Noon
Join us for a story and art program for 2 - 4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins March 3.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, March 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, March 18, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will be making mug cakes.  Please bring a microwave-safe mug (no metallic designs!) from home.  Register chefs in grades 3 - 6 beginning March 4

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Saturday, March 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog.  Registration begins March 7.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

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Preparing for Kindergarten: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 p.m.
Lucy Robbins Welles Library Community Room

Parents of children attending kindergarten in the fall are invited to hear a panel of experienced professionals offer advice and tips for this often stressful time. An optional drop off program only for those children entering kindergarten will be held concurrently in the Children’s Program Room. For more information or to register, call the Children’s Department by March 19.  Snow date is Tuesday, March 31.

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Council.

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Tales to Tails
Thursday, March 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.  Registration begins March 12.

 Donated by Natalie Harbeson

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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, March 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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Books and Babies!
Monday, March 30, 9:15 a.m.
Join us in a program for our youngest library fans!  Babies, ages 0-12 months, and their caregivers will enjoy a stimulating, age-appropriate program that will gently introduce them to the Library.  Babies will also receive a “Welcome to the Library” gift bag.  Please call to register beginning March 16.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.