Children’s Department

The Children’s Department is located on the 1st floor of the library. We can be reached at 203-426-3851. Our Children’s Department pages have information about programs and a variety of resources for children and parents. Looking for book recommendations for your child? Novelist can help!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten1,000 books

Reading aloud with children is the single most important activity parents and other adults can do to prepare children to learn to read. Sharing a wide variety of books with a child can stimulate cognitive skills, increase vocabulary and stimulate their curiosity about the world. It’s not that difficult to read 1,000 books before kindergarten. If you read just 3 books every day, by the end of a year, you’ll have read 1095 books!  Stop by the children’s circulation desk to register for this fun and simple program, pick up your booklet and start reading!


ABC Mouse 

abcmouse_logoMore than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s online curriculum is a comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.