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Children's Programs

These programs are developed by library staff to entertain and educate.  No registration is required unless specified. Please call the children's department for further information at 203-574-8212.

  Calendar of Events ( All Library Events - Children's & Adults )

 


 

Summer Reading Program

All children from birth to 8th grade are invited to join our Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program.

Children who are not yet readers can still participate if someone reads to them.

To join, fill out a registration form at the library or register online at wandooreader.com/bronsonlibrary/libraries-rock.

All children will receive incentives and will be eligible for raffle prizes as they progress in their reading.

Completed reading logs are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 17.

 


Weekly Programs

 

 

Stomp, Shake, & Rock!
Mondays, June 18 - August 13, 10 a.m. 
Children's Room 

Explore rhythm, memory and movement in this fun program!

For ages 2 - 7.

 

 

Family Meetup
Mondays, 11 a.m. 
Children's Room 

Parents and kids playdate where all can get a chance to meet new friends and socialize.

 

Mini Musicians Rock!
Tuesdays, June 5 - August 7, 11 a.m. 
Children's Room 

Children of all ages will learn the building blocks of music and begin their journey to become mini musicians. Presented by William Parker, musical instructor. No session on July 19.

 

 

Roblox Club
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Computer Classroom 

Roblox players can access games created by other users or create games themselves.

For ages 5 to 14.
Space is limited.

 

 

Babies & Books
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 
Picture Book Room 

Enjoy lullabies, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces, and sign language.

Best with one child per adult.
For children age 24 months and under.
No registration required.

 

 

Coding Club for Kids
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Computer Classroom 

Children of all ages are welcome to join in this club activity. Come learn coding, including HTML and how to program robots!

 

 

Mother Goose
Thursdays, 10 a.m. 
Auditorium 

Nursery rhymes, visual and audio technology are used in this modern Mother Goose program.

For children age 4 and under.
Groups must register three weeks in advance.

 

 

Story Time Under the Tree
Fridays, June 8 - August 17, 11 a.m. 
Library Park

Story and craft outside under a tree in Library Park (weather permitting).

No registration required, just drop in!

 

 

 

Typing 4 Kids
Fridays, 3:30 p.m. 
Computer Classroom

Kids of all ages: learn a valuable skill and have fun doing it!

Kids can practice their typing online at silas-bronson.typingclub.com.

 


 

July

 

 

Rock Me Armadillo
Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m.
Children's Room

Visit and read with Andy Armadillo, the Texas Roadhouse mascot. Light refreshments will be served.


 

 

Rocking, Riding, & Reading
Friday, July 13, 1 p.m. 
Library Park

Join us for a special outdoor story hour. Meet and greet real horses in Library Park. Presented by Waterbury Mounted Police Unit & the Silas Bronson Library.

 

             

Crystals Rock!
Wednesday, July 18, 6 p.m.
Children's Room

Come in and learn about crystals and other rocks. See a fantastic collection, learn about where crystals are found, and hear about the experiences of an avid rock collector.

 

             

First Responders Rock!
Thursday, July 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Library Park

You're invited to drop in at Library Park to meet your rock star First Responders. Rock out with police, firefighters, K-9 Unit, and more.

 


Movies That Rock! Boss Baby
Wednesday, July 25, 5 p.m. 
Children's Room

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Rated PG.

 


Fourth Friday Fairy Tales
Friday, July 27, 4 p.m. 
Children's Room

Come join us on the fourth Friday wearing your favorite fairy tale costume. No registration required.

 

Let's Go LEGO!
Monday, July 30, 6 p.m. 
Children's Room

If you like building with LEGOs, then you'll love "Let's Go LEGO!" Our LEGO club meets the last Monday of every month, except in May, when the last Monday is a holiday. LEGOs are provided.

For ages 6 to 12.

 

 

Bronson Bookworms
Tuesday, July 31, 6 p.m. 
Mezzanine Meeting Room

Tweens! Nurture your love of reading and meet new friends. We’ll read a different book each month.Snacks will be provided. For ages 9 to 12.

July's book: Amina's Voice by Hena Khan.

 


 

August

 

 

Libraries Rock with Rock Painting!
Wednesday, August 8, 1 p.m. 
Children's Room

Join us for an afternoon of rock painting. A fun event for ages 3-12. Drop in and be a rock artist!

 

 

Summer Reading Finale Party
Friday, August 17, 3 p.m. 
Library Patio

Celebrate the end of our Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program with Ben & Jerry's ice cream! The first 100 people will be served. No registration is required for this free program.

 


Fourth Friday Fairy Tales
Friday, August 24, 4 p.m. 
Children's Room

Come join us on the fourth Friday wearing your favorite fairy tale costume. No registration required.

 

Let's Go LEGO!
Monday, August 27, 6 p.m. 
Children's Room

If you like building with LEGOs, then you'll love "Let's Go LEGO!" Our LEGO club meets the last Monday of every month, except in May, when the last Monday is a holiday. LEGOs are provided.

For ages 6 to 12.

 

 

Bronson Bookworms
Tuesday, August 28, 6 p.m. 
Mezzanine Meeting Room

Tweens! Nurture your love of reading and meet new friends. We’ll read a different book each month.Snacks will be provided. For ages 9 to 12.

August's book: The First Rule of Punk by Celia Pérez.

 


Movies That Rock! Captain Underpants
Wednesday, August 29, 5 p.m. 
Children's Room

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Rated PG.