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


Children's Programs 

While registration isn't required for most programs, we encourage all patrons to contact the Children and Youth Division librarians to ask questions or register for programs at 203-547-8213 or email bronsonkids@waterburyct.org.

Large groups are asked to register at least one week in advance.





Snowball Learners
December 1 - January 31
Children's Room

Join our Winter Learning program to learn and earn while you read this winter!  For all children from birth through 8th grade.  Complete a scorecard to be entered into a raffle for a prize!  Visit the Children's Room for more information.


Weekly Programs


Babies & Books
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Children's Room

Enjoy stories, lullabies, nursery rhymes and finger plays. This works best with one child per adult.

For children age 24 months and younger.




Wonderful Wednesday Stories
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Children's room

Come listen to wonderful stories that will transport you to faraway places.

For ages 2 - 5.



Mother Goose
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Children's Room

Ready for interactive stories?  Our Mother Goose Story Time includes books, rhymes, songs, moement, and listening skills.

For ages 2 - 4.



Bi Weekly Programs


P-A-N (Phonetics, Alphabet, Numbers)
Saturdays December 17 & 31, January 14 & 28, February 11 & 25, 11 a.m.                  
Children's Room

Join us for a story time learning about letters, numbers, and the sounds they make.  We'll also have a craft featuring the letter of the day.

For ages 2-7 years old



Monthly Programs



Bilingual Story Time
Fridays, December 2, January 6, February 3, 11 a.m.
Picture Book Room

Join us each month for stories in English and Spanish. 

For ages 2 - 7.




Disney Sing-Along
Saturdays, January 14, February 11, 12 p.m.
Children's Room

Have fun singing along with these popular movies at the library.

    January 14:     Frozen 2

    February 11:   Encanto



Tween Book Club
Tuesdays, January 31, February 28, 6 p.m.
Children's Room

Read the book, then come talk about it with other kids.  For ages 10 - 14. 

    January:     Wings of Fire:  The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland.

    February:   The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.



  Human Rights Day
Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m.
Children's Room

Learn about Human Rights through a children's story and art project.  Presented by the City of Waterbury Human Rights Commission.


  Hanukkah Craft Week
Monday December 19 - Friday, December 23
Children's Room

Stop by the Children's Room during Hanukkah for dreidel crafts and more!  for ages 4-10.


  Christmas Card Craft
Friday, December 23, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Children's Room

Drop by and design your own Christmas card.  For ages 4 - 10.


  Recess at the Library
Tuesday, December 27 - Saturday, December 31
Children's Room

Looking for something to do during winter recess?  We'll have board games, crafts, and other activities in the Children's room all week long.  For ages 4 - 14.



  Three Kings Day/El Dia De Los Reyes
Friday, January 6, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Children's Room

Stop by the Children's Room on Three Kings Day for a fun craft activity.  For ages 4 - 12.



Snowflake Ornament Take & Make
Monday January 30 - Monday, February 6
Children's Room

Take home all the supplies you need to make a decorative beaded snowflake.  Adult supervision and assistance recommended. 

For ages 5 - 14.



Youth Services at Home

Read with me, Mr. C
YouTube Story Time

Our very own Mr. C has been hard at work preparing storytimes for you to enjoy at home when you can't get to the library! Favorites like Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola are ready to be enjoyed anytime!

The videos are available on Mr. C's YouTube channel.


Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

 It's a lot easier than you think! All sorts of reading can count towards this goal. If you’re a parent with a child in a school readiness or prekindergarten program, give them the best head start with our reading program! Earn stars for reading!

Please ask a librarian for more information.



World Book Online

The World Book is more than just an encyclopedia. Their online resource includes biographies, science projects, research guides, tools for teachers, puzzles, games, and craft ideas. Available in English and in Spanish.

Please ask a librarian for more information.


Ebooks for Kids!

The Libby app connects you to our ebooks and audiobooks on your smartphone or tablet. The app includes special filters to help you find books for kids.

Please ask a librarian for more information.



Parent & Teacher Book Collection

Whether you’re a parent looking for how-to books or a teacher in need of extra resources, we have a special collection of books just for you. Educators are invited to apply for a special Teacher’s Library Card, allowing you to check out these resources for eight weeks at a time.

Please ask a librarian for more information.



Grade-Level Reading Lists

Wondering what books are best for your child’s reading level? We have recommended reading lists organized by grade level which you can download from our website or pick up in the KidZone. We also keep special carts in the KidZone with a selection of books organized by grade level.

Please ask a librarian for more information.