Resources for Parents

Macaroni Kid: News about what’s happening for children and families in Newtown, Monroe and Trumbull.

Read-Aloud Revival:  Through podcasts with nationally recognized children’s authors, articles and book lists, Read-Aloud Revival offers parents the resources they need to create meaningful connections with their children as they read and discuss books together. A great resource for anyone who loves reading and sharing children’s literature.

Family Education: Homework help, expert parenting advice and more!

ALA Great Web Sites for Kids: The American Library Association has put together a wealth of great web sites perfectly suited to children on a wide variety of subjects.

Inspire My kids: Founded by two Connecticut fathers, including Newtown resident, Mike Stutman. Inspire My Kids provides real life stories and videos that parents, teachers, coaches and any adult who cares about kids can use to inspire the children in their lives to be the best they can be. Chosen by the American Library Association as one of their “Great Websites for Kids.”

EverWonder Children’s Museum: The EverWonder Children’s museum offers art projects, science experiments and hands- on exhibits for children. Visit their website for more information.

Museum Passes

Admission to select museums are free or reduced with your C.H. Booth Library card and a $50 refundable deposit. Passes are available on a first come first served basis at the children’s circulation desk. Passes circulate for 3 days. A fine of $5 per day is charged per day if passes are returned late.

Museum Phone No. Admits Entrance
Beardsley Zoo Bridgeport, CT.

203-394-6585

Up to 6

$5 off each admission

Ct. State Parks and Forests

860-424-3200

Free Parking for private passenger vehicles
Pass valid April 21-October 8th

Free Admission to most

State Parks

Discovery Museum  Bridgeport, CT.

203-372-3521

Up to 4 children
Free with one paid adult
EverWonder Museum Newtown, CT. 203-364-4009
Up to 2 Adults and 4 children
50% off admission
Mystic Aquarium   Mystic, CT.

860-522-5955

Up to 4 $5 off each admission

Peabody Museum   New Haven, CT.

860-693-0263

Up to 4
$5 off each admission
Stepping Stones Museum  Norwalk, CT.

203-899-0606

 Up to 3 free

Buy one get one free

USS Constitution  Boston, MA

617-426-1812

Up to 9 Free admission
Wadsworth Atheneum  Hartford, CT.

860-522-6766

Free admission Up to 2 adults and 2 children
White Memorial

860-567-0857

Up to 4 Free admission