Children’s Events and Story Hours

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Story hours

Story Hours are offered four times during the school year beginning in September for children ages 3–5. Registration for the next session takes place January 8th-18th, 2018.  The next session will begin the week of  January 22nd.   Registration forms will be available at the children’s circulation desk beginning January 8th. No phone registrations will be accepted. Children must be a resident of Newtown to be eligible for this free program.

Mother Goose on the Loose is a program of rhymes, music, movement and flannel board activities for children under 2 and their caregiver that takes place on Wednesday mornings at 10 am in the library meeting room. There is no registration or fee for this program. Limited to Newtown residents only please.

Mother Goose II is a program designed specifically for 2 year olds, (children 24–36 months of age), and their caregivers. This program uses many of the elements from Mother Goose on the Loose, with the addition of interactive activities and books geared for active two year olds. The program meets Thursday mornings at 10 am in the meeting room. No registration is required, limited to Newtown residents only please.

Story time for 3–5 year olds meet Monday or Tuesday at 10 am/ or  Wednesday at 1 pm. This 45 minute program of stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft takes place in the children’s story hour room. Parents do not need to stay in the room during the story time, but they must remain in the children’s department. Limited to Newtown residents only, registration is required.