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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, 2023 - January 31, 2024
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. Children who can’t read can still join if someone reads to them.

Registration is open from Friday, December 1, 2023 through Wednesday, January 24, 2024 in person or by calling us at 203-574-8213. Online registration will be available soon.

There will be a raffle for the grand prize at the end of the program. Visit the Children’s Room for more information.




Weekly Programs



Meet & Greet, Stay & Play
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Children's Room

For children who are not yet in school, bring them to the library to help them learn to socialize. Parents can socialize too and share child-raising tips while the little ones play. For ages 4 and under.



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

Enjoy lullabies, nursery rhymes, and finger plays.  Works best with one child per adult.  For ages 24 months and under.




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

Join us every Wednesday and listen to wonderful stories that can transport you to far away places. For ages 2 - 5.




KidZone Coding with Girls Who Code
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Computer Classroom

Join us for our coding club using elements of the Girls Who Code coding programs. 

For Grades 3-12.




Little Movers Story Time
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Children's Room

Join us for a story time with music, dance, nursery rhymes, and fables.  For ages 2 - 4.




Roblox Meetup
Fridays, 3:30 p.m.   
Computer Classroom

Come play Roblox at the library on your own or with friends.  For ages 5 - 14. 


Monthly Programs



Where in the Library is Silas the Cat?
Wednesdays, December 13, January 3, February 14, all day

Use clues provided by our librarians to find where Silas the Cat is hiding, then snap a photo of him and show your photo to the librarian to win a prize.






Hanukkah Craft
Thursday, December 7 - Friday, December 15
Children's Room

Stop by the library during Hanukkah to make your own dreidel and greeting card.

For ages 3-13



Human Rights Day
Saturday, December 9, 12 p.m.
Children's Room & Main Reading Room

Bring the whole family to learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We’ll have a craft activity in the Children’s Room at 12 p.m., followed by a ceremony in the Main Reading Room at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Waterbury Human Rights Commission.



Fingerprint Gingerbread Man Craft
Monday, December 11, 6 p.m.
Children's Room

Make a gingerbread man ornament using your fingers and paint! For ages 2+ (adult assistance needed for younger children).



Candy Cane Story Time
Friday, December 22, 11 a.m.
Children's Room

We’ll be having a special story time followed by a “candy cane” craft and treat.

For ages 2-5 (adult assistance needed for younger children).




Three Kings Day / Dia De Los Reyes
Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Children's Room

Stop by the library to create your own Three Kings crown. For ages 3+



The Legend of Old Befana
Saturday, January 6, 1 p.m.
Children's Room

Angela Buzzelli shares the story of La Befana, who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve. For ages 7+



Snowman Craft
Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m.
Children's Room

Make a snowman with felt, buttons, and glue. For ages 5+



Geography Bee with Mr. C
Thursday, January 25, 5 p.m.
Children's Room

Geography can “bee” fun! Join us for a friendly competition to test your knowledge of climate, culture, countries, cities and other categories. Hope you will “bee” able to rise to the challenge. To sign up call 203 574 8212 or email bronsonkids@waterburyct.org. For Grades 4 through 8.




Be Creative with Ms. KimKelly
Saturday, February 10, 2 p.m.
Children's Room

Create a world of art using your gifts and imagination. Create art jewelry with natural objects such as wood, fabric, metal and or paint. For ages 4-13.



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.