Welcome to the Children’s Department, a place for stories, imagination, play, and learning. In a fun and open environment, we offer a large selection of books, audiobooks, music, and movies for children from birth through sixth grade. It is our goal to provide resources which we hope will develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Come and explore!
- Reading and Art Project with Arts for Learning CT
Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.
For children of all ages. Join us for a reading of "Everyone," by Christopher Silas Neal, and join a New Haven artist in creating your very own portion of a mural that will hang at the Library!
- Minute to Win It Challenge
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 p.m.
For children in grades K-2. Using common household items, we'll stack, balance, flip, and launch our way through a series of 60-second challenges.
- A Palo Seco Flamenco Company
Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.
For children of all ages. Experience the energy of a live flamenco performance as we celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day.
- Bad Art Competition
Wednesday, February 6, 3:30 p.m.
For children ages 7-9. Try to create the worst piece of art. Whoever wins gets to go home with a tacky trophy!
- OzoBot Valentines
Thursday, February 7, 5:45 p.m.
For children ages 6-10. Make a heartwarming Valentine with the help of our OzoBots.
- Riddle Challenge
Tuesday, February 12, 3:45 p.m.
For tweens in grades 4-6. Solve different riddles and brain teasers.
- Move & Groove
Saturday, February 16, 11 a.m.
For children from birth to 5. Shake, clap, stomp, and play at this music & movement series for kids and families.
- Kids' Cooking Class
Wednesday, February 20, 3:45 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Cook tasty treats with ShopRite's Registered Dietitian Courtney Huggins.
- Flubber Soap Workshop
Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m.
For children and tweens in grades 3-6. Make your own Flubber soap and learn some soapy science.
- Throughout the year, we offer three different age-related storytime sessions which are designed to enrich your child’s reading experience and set him or her on the path to lifelong learning. Click for more information.