Children's Department
 

 

The Children's Department provides services and programs for children through Grade 6


Spring Storytimes
Our spring storytimes will resume on April 28. Please check our online calendar for details.


All Day Build-a-thon
Wednesday, April 16 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
All Ages.  What could you make if you put your mind to it?  Visit our building stations and work with other kids to see what you can do!  We'll have Legos, Wooden Blocks, and other building toys; a "Builder Space" craft area; building contests; and more!  Stop by anytime between 10:00 and 4:00 and build to your heart's content!  Registration is not required..


Crafts with Clarisa
Monday, April 21, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Ages 6 - 10: Come create a craft with Ms. Clarisa!

Link Here to Register.


Bookworms Book Club
Tuesday, April 22, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Grades 3 & 4: Join us for our monthly book club!  Read the book, then come discuss it with your peers in a group lead by one of our librarians. Copies of the book will be available at the children's circulation desk prior to the book club. This month we will be reading "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick!

Link here to register.


R.E.A.D. with Gracie
Wednesday, April 23 & 30, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Children ages 5-10 may register to read to Gracie, a certified therapy dog, between 5 and 6:30 p.m.in the children's story room.

Gracie and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child will spend 15 minutes reading to Gracie. They may bring their own book or hoose one at the library before their session.Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers; and they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, according to the program.

Registration is required.Register in person or by phone at 203-452-2850 x 4.


Writers Slam for Kids
Saturday, April 26, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Children in grades K - 6 are invited to share their writing with an audience of their friends and family members at the fifth annual Writers' Slam for Kids.  Each child has three minutes to read a short work that they have written - a poem, short story, essay, or other work.  Everyone who reads will receive a certificate of participation and a small gift.  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

Link here to register.


Lego Club
Saturday, April 26, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ages 6 - 12: Do you love to build with Lego? Come join others who do, too!

*Registration is not required for this event*


American Girls Book Club
Monday, April 28, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ages 7- 10. Each month we will discuss a different American Girl and will make a craft or play a game associated with the time period. Refreshments will be provided. Books will be available for checkout in the Children's Department. This month we are featuring Rebecca. You may read any (or all) of the American Girl Books about Rebecca.

*Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants. If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out a separate registration for each child*
Link Here to Register.


Dangerous Club for Boys (and Girls!)
Tuesday, April 29, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Ages 6 - 10: Come live on the edge and have a good time with other danger-loving kids!  We'll conduct "dangerous" (and fun!) experiments, make "dangerous" crafts, or just play some "dangerous" games!

This week, we will be creating pom-pom race tracks!  We'll split into teams to build race tracks using markers, paper, and more.  Then, race your pom poms on other teams' tracks!

Link here to register.


EWML StoryWalk @ Great Hollow Lake
Saturday, May 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
All Ages: Bring the family to Great Hollow Lake to participate in the first EWML StoryWalk! Stroll around the lake and read the book "Lost" by David McPhail, which will have been placed page by page on signs along the path. Then join Children's Librarians from EWML as they guide your children in completing a fun craft to complement the story. Be sure your child gets their StoryWalk passport stamped and brings it back to the library to claim a special prize!

The StoryWalk™ concept was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in cooperation with the Kellogg Hubbard Library and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition. The EWML StoryWalk was funded through a Conversational Reading Grant provided through the generosity of Mr. Andrew Eder, Philanthropist and Literacy Advocate

*Registration is not required for this event*