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School-Aged Children

Programs for School-Aged Children

Our programs designed for children in grades K-6 are educational and fun. They help promote creativity, improve social skills, and provide academic support in a safe, welcoming environment. Check out our events calendar for a complete list of events.


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At-home Activities for Kids

Need some craft ideas? Want to learn how to make pizza dough? Love science? Check out some fun and educational how-to videos made by our children’s librarians!

Reading Recommendations

Nutmeg Book Awards

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children and teens 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.

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Matchbook: Are you looking for something new to read, but don’t know what book to request? Need some books on a specific topic for a school assignment? We can help! Tell us what you need or enjoy reading and we’ll make recommendations. Our Librarians will pick out some items for you and contact you about what they’ve selected.

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Library Resources for School-Age Children

(click on descriptions to see these items in our catalog)

Playaway Audiobooks

Preloaded audiobook and player in one, giving library patrons the portablilty and freedom to take audiobooks everywhere. No connectivity or downloads needed!

Playaway Launchpad: Reading Academy

This 5-level guided reading system helps kids master verbal, reading, and writing skills – starting at any level. Every app, storybook, and video has been hand-selected to help kids gain the knowledge they need to transition from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn.