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 Kindergarten
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!
The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of e-books for children that features over 250 animated, talking picture books. The site also includes Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles. Your library card gives you unlimited access to TumbleBooks, here in the library or from your home computer or mobile device. Click here to get started with Tumblebooks.
More than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’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.
SAG’s Storline Online
ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.