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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.


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 caregiver.

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

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

For ages 2 - 4.



Twice Monthly Programs


P-A-N (Phonetics, Alphabet, Numbers)
Saturdays March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 6 & 20, 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, March 3, April 14, May 5, 11 a.m.
Picture Book Room

Join us each month for stories in English and Spanish. 

For ages 2 - 7.




Saturday Morning Movies
Saturdays, March 11, April 8, May 6, 11:30 a.m.
Children's Room

Bring the kids to the library to watch a fun children's movie.

March 11:   Turning Red
April 8:  The Bad Guys
May 6:  Tangled (sing-along)



Where in the library is Silas the Cat?
Wednesdays, March 15, April 12, May 17, all day

Use clues provided by our librarians to find where Silas the Cat, our stuffed animal, is hiding.  Snap a photo to win a prize.  Ages 2+ 



Tween Book Club
Tuesday,  March 28, April 25, May 30 6 p.m.
Children's Room

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

March:   Amulet:  Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi
April:  Guts by Raina Telgemeier
May:  School Trip by Jerry Craft




"I Dissent"
Thursday, March 2, 4 p.m.
Children's Room

Sheryl Faye re-enacts the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1993 to 2020.  For ages 8 - 14.



St. Patrick's Day Craft
Friday, March 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Children's Room

Stop by the Children's Room for a fun shamrock craft.  For ages 3 - 11.



Beaded Bracelet Night
Tuesday, March 21, 5 p.m.
Children's Room

Following Directions, kids can use yarn or embroidery thread to create a bracelet to take home or give to a friend.  For ages 8+.




Easter Egg Relay Race
Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m.

Compete as teams in an Easter Egg hunt on the library's second floor.  One team member hunts for an egg, then brings it back to the starting line and tags the next team member in.



Wednesday, April 12, 4 p.m.
Children's Room

Have fun making slime, and learning about the science behind slime.



Meet the Author:  Chase Taylor
Thursday, April 13, 6 p.m.
Children's Room

Join us for a special story time with Chase Taylor, who will read his latest book, The Letter Critters Word Book.  For ages 3 - 7.



Money Smart Week
April 15 - April 21
Children's Room

In honor of Money Smart Week, we will have special financial literacy guests, craft activities, and tips to make us money smart.  For ages 4 - 14.



Problema Re$uelto
Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m.
Children's Room

Author Lourdes Bermudes will host a bilingual story time discussing financial literacy through her children's book, Problema Re$uelto=Problem $olved.  For ages 4-10.



Be Money Smart
Wednesday, April 19, 5 p.m.
Children's Room

Learn how to be a money smart saver.  Mr. Joshua Torres of Webster Bank will teach you how to make smart money decisions in a very fun and interactive way.  For ages 4 - 14.



Mr. Pig Bought Me Ice Cream
Friday, April 21, 4 p.m.
Children's Room

Author Brandon Garcia will share his children's book on financial education, Mr. Pig Bought Me Ice Cream, followed by a book and ice cream giveaway.  For ages 4 - 10.



Bird Feeder Craft
Saturday April 22, 1 p.m.
Children's Room

Come make a bird feeder with supplies we provide.  For ages 6+



Vive el Cuento, Live the Story with Leeny
Thursday, May 4, 5:30 p.m.
Children's Room

Tales of kindness, inspiration, and the bravery to overcome adversity and make a difference!  Students learn about the universal elements of storytelling along with the unique flavors of different cultures.

Leeny Del Seamonds is a multi award-winning international performer of animated, uplifting Latino, original and World tales and tunes demonstrating the passion, resiliency and triumphs of the human spirit and inviting audiences to share in her Cuban-American sense of humor and joy of performing.

Sponsored by Connecticut Humanities and the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library.



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.