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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 )



42nd Annual Poetry Contest

Open to all children in Grades 1 - 8 who live in or attend school in Waterbury.

Last year, 463 students participated, submitting original poems matching the theme for each grade level. 

The last day to submit your poem is April 17. Winners will be contacted by phone in May.

Download Registration Form

Download Rules and Themes



Weekly Programs



Bronson Library Homework Help
Monday-Friday, 4- 5 p.m. 
Children's Room 

Need help on an assignment? You can get it here!

For students in Grades 4-8.



Storytime Plus
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. 
Children's Room 

Children and caregivers will enjoy story time, listening and singing to music, marching and playing in a band, doing finger games, and creating a craft.

For preschoolers age 5 and under.
Groups must register three weeks in advance.



Storytime Plus Music
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. 
Children's Room 

In March and April, musicians from the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will read beloved children's stories and use their instruments to bring each story to life. Children will also have a chance to play the musical instruments after the stories.

For preschoolers age 5 and under.
Groups must register three weeks in advance.

March 7
Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora
Guest Musician: John Thomas, Trumpet

March 14
Manuelo the Playing Mantis by Don Freeman
Guest Musician: Rebecca Patterson, Cello

March 21
La Flautista (The Flute Player) by Robyn Eversole
Guest Musician: Kim Collins, Flute

March 28
Ralph's Secret Weapon by Steven Kellogg
Guest Musician: Kirsten Peterson, Bassoon

April 11
Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon
Guest Musician: Marta Boretgis, Oboe

April 18
Mole Music by David McPhail
Guest Musician: Amy Jones, Violin

April 25
Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney
Guest Musician: Lee Caron, Percussion



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 what coding is and how to do it.



Mother Goose
Thursdays, 10 a.m. 

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.



Jammie Jams
Thursdays, 6 p.m. 
Children's Room

"Pajama" story time for ages 3-7. Bring your favorite teddy bear, wear your PJs, and jam with music, songs and stories!




Super Saturdays
Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. 
Children's Room

Crafts, games, coloring, and more!

For ages 4 and up.








Saturday Morning Movie: Finding Dory
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. 
Children's Room

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family. Rated G.



Let's Go LEGO!
Monday, March 27, 6 - 7 p.m. 
Children's Room 

If you love to build with Legos, then Let's Go LEGO! is for you. Let’s Go LEGO! is designed to encourage hands-on and mind-on creativity. Working with blocks and Legos helps with critical thinking. Each month the Lego club will have a theme to inspire building; participants, however, are free to build whatever they like. Legos will be provided. 

Let's Go LEGO! is held on the last Monday of every month.

Admission is free
For Grade 1 – Grade 5



Bronson Bookworms
Wednesday, March 29, 6 p.m. 
Children's Room

Tweens! Nurture your love of reading and meet new friends. We’ll read a different book each month.

March's book: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanha Lai.