Children’s Programs

FALL SCHEDULE

We offer three program sessions each year. Our Winter/Spring session runs from January through April, our summer session takes place during the month of July, and our Fall session runs from September through November. We have limited programming during May and June due to school outreach visits.

Program Descriptions

BABY STORYTIME

For Ages: 0 to15 months
Description: Stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces encourage babies and their caregivers to explore language and pre-literacy skills. Children attend with an adult caregiver. Masks are recommended for attendees ages 2 and up.
Duration: 30 minutes
Fall 2022 Offerings:
* DROP-IN, Mondays at 10 AM, September 12th – November 28th. 
* No Program on October 10th. 
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA

TODDLER STORYTIME

For Ages: 15 to 36 months. Children attend with an adult caregiver.
Description: Tunes and tales for 1- and 2-year-olds. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 CHILDREN AND THEIR CAREGIVERS TO ARRIVE. Masks are recommended for attendees ages 2 and up.
Duration: 30 minutes
Fall 2022 Offerings:
* DROP-IN, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 AM & 10:45 AM, September 8th – December 1st. 
* No Program November 24th
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA

STORIES AND STRETCHES

For Ages: 2 to 5 years. Children attend with an adult caregiver.
Description: Easy yoga poses, plus songs and stories for ages 2-5. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 CHILDREN AND THEIR CAREGIVERS TO ARRIVE. Masks are recommended for attendees ages 2 and up. 
Duration: 30 minutes
Fall 2022 Offerings:
* DROP-IN, Wednesdays at 10 AM & 11 AM, Fridays at 11 AM, September 7th – November 16th.
* No Program on November 11th. 
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA

PRE-K STORYTIME

For Ages: 4 to 5 years. Children attend with an adult caregiver.
Description: Stories and a craft. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 CHILDREN AND THEIR CAREGIVERS TO ARRIVE. Masks are recommended for attendees ages 2 and up.
Duration: 45 minutes
Fall 2022 Offerings:
* DROP-IN, Fridays at 2 PM, September 9th – November 4th.
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA


SING WITH ME

For Ages: Families with children of all ages 
Description: A family sing-along program with live music, featuring music teacher and guitarist Mr. Jim. Children attend with an adult caregiver. Masks are recommended for attendees ages 2 and up.
Duration: 30 minutes
Fall 2022 Offerings: 
* DROP-IN, Thursday at 4:30 PM on September 22nd, October 27th (special Halloween Show), November 17th, December 8th
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA

STUFF AND NONSENSE

For Ages:  Kids in Grades K & 1. Children attend independently, but caregivers must remain in the Youth Services Wing for the duration of the program. 
Description: A program of exciting stories– plus a craft! Masks are recommended for attendees. By Registration ONLY— please stop by the Youth Services Desk, or call us at 203-637-8802 to sign up your child.
Duration: 1 hour
Fall 2022 Offerings:
* Mondays at 4 PM, September 12th – November 14th.
* No Programs on September 26th, October 10th, and October 31st. 
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA

IMAGINATION STATION

For Ages:  Kids Ages 6-12. Children attend independently, but caregivers must remain in the Youth Services Wing for the duration of the program. 
Description: Join us to create a monster craft of your own design! We will supply all the materials. No registration required. Limited to the first 15 attendees.
Duration: 1 hour
Fall 2022 Offerings:
* Tuesday, October 25th at 4 PM.
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA

DEBATE CLUB

For Ages: 8 to 12 years.
Description: A chance for kids to flex their critical thinking muscles by participating in a public forum-style debate with fun topics like “Should kids have a bedtime?” and “Should kids wear uniforms to school?” Masks are recommended for attendees. By Registration ONLY— please stop by the Youth Services Desk, or call us at 203-637-8802 to sign up your child.
Duration: 1 hour
Fall 2022 Offerings:
* Fridays at 4 PM, September 9th – November 4th.
Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings: TBA

YOUNG CRITICS’ CLUB (YCC)

For Ages: Kids in Grades 6, 7, and 8 
Description: Book talks and book sharing for young readers. For AVID readers only! Club is full for the 2022-2023 school year.
Duration: 75 minutes
Fall 2022 Meeting Dates:
* Wednesdays at 4 PM on September 14th, September 28th, October 12th, October 26th, November 9th, and November 30th

Program Registration

STUFF & NONSENSE/SPOTLIGHT/DEBATE CLUB 

  • Please stop by the Youth Services Desk or call us (203-637-8802) to sign up your child–- spaces are limited 
  • Children must be in the correct grade/be the correct age for the program (Grades K & 1 for Stuff & Nonsense, Grades 2 & 3 for Spotlight, ages 8-12 for Debate Club)
  • You, your child, or your child’s caregiver MUST have an active library card in good standing to be eligible for enrollment in Perrot Library’s programs for children

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