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Kids

Upcoming Events

Summer Adventure @ CPL

3, 2, 1…blast off! The Summer Adventure Program at Cheshire Public Library is out of this world! Sign-ups begin on June 21st.

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the educational gains they make during the school year. By participating in our Summer Adventure program, you can help your children combat the impact of summer slide. Parents and teens are encouraged to participate as well. Who will take home the crown for the most minutes read? Will it be the kids, or will it be the adults?

Early Literacy Programs

These interactive programs are developed for caregivers of children from birth to five years. They promote early literacy skills that are essential for student success and also encourage caregivers to become active partners in their child’s education.

Music Together Babies (0-12 months)

An early childhood music program for non-walking babies.

Baby Rhyme Time (0-18 months)

An early childhood reading and play program for non-walking babies.

Waddling Ones (12-24 months)

An introductory storytime for early walkers.

Toddler Tunes (18-36 months)

A high-energy music and movement program for strong walkers. Requires a ticket. See below for more information.

Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime (2-4 years)

An informal storytime for strong walkers.

Programs for School-Aged Children

These educational and fun programs are designed for children who are in Kindergarten through 6th grade. They help promote creativity, improve social skills, and provide academic support in a safe, welcoming environment.

Caring Crafts (Grades K-6)

A program for school-age kids to have fun making things, while making the world a better place. Creations will be donated to shelters and nursing homes.

Library Lab (Grades 2-5)

Create chemical reactions, learn how rockets blast off, and more! Explore science through hands-on activities.

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Design Detectives (Grades K-2)

Solve a new mystery each week using the power of design! We’ll read a story and use LEGOs, Keva Planks, and other building materials to explore concepts in engineering, science, math, and technology.

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Who Would Win? (Grades K-3)

An interactive program based on the popular book series. We’ll explore amazing animals like shrimp that pack a punch, ugly dolphins, birds that can outpace high-speed trains, and fuzzy but ferocious backyard visitors.

Ticket System

We have a new ticketing system for some of our programs. You no longer need to check if you’re registered or cancel a registration. You may miss a class as often as you need.

Programs that require tickets: Toddler Tunes (18-36 months)

Cheshire Residents

Cheshire residents can arrive as early as 9:30am on the day of an event to pick up a ticket at the Children’s Information Desk.

Non-residents

Non-residents may pick up tickets at the program room door, around 5 minutes prior to each event start time.

Nutmeg Book Awards

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children’s librarians and school library media specialists.