Children’s Programs

We generally 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 offer limited programming during May and June due to school outreach visits.
 

Please note that one-time events (such as outside performers and movie showings) are not listed below, but they do appear on our Event Calendar. [Click here to see all Children’s Events on the Library Event Calendar]

Program Descriptions

BABY STORYTIME 

Summer 2024 Offerings:
* Dates TBA 
For Ages: 0 to 15 months. Children attend with an adult caregiver.
Registration: DROP-IN, L
imited to the first 25 children and their caregivers to arrive.
Duration: 30 minutes 
Description: Join Miss Jen for stories and songs for babies, followed by open playtime from 12-12:30 PM. 

STORYTIME FOR 1s AND 2s

Summer 2024 Offerings:
* Dates TBA
For Ages:
 12-36 months. Children attend with an adult caregiver.

Registration: DROP-IN, Limited to the first 20 children and their caregivers to arrive.
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Stories, music, and movement for growing bodies and brains! 10 AM and 10:45 AM programs repeat– please attend only one time slot.

TODDLER STORYTIME

Summer 2024 Offerings:
* Dates TBA
For Ages:
 15 months-48 months. Children attend with an adult caregiver.

Registration: DROP-IN, Limited to the first 25 children and their caregivers to arrive.
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Come explore through books, music, rhymes, and more! 10 AM and 10:45 AM programs repeat– please attend only one time slot.

STORYTIME FOR 2s AND 3s

Summer 2024 Offerings:
 * Dates TBA
For Ages:
 24 to 48 months. Children attend with an adult caregiver.

Registration: DROP-IN, Limited to the first 20 children and their caregivers to arrive.
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Wiggle along with favorite stories, rhymes, and songs! 10 AM and 10:45 AM programs repeat- please attend only one time slot.

STORYTIME FOR 3s AND 4s 

Summer 2024 Offerings: 
* Dates TBA
For Ages:
 3- and 4-year-olds. Children attend with an adult caregiver.

Registration: DROP-IN
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Enjoy favorite stories, rhymes, and songs in this special program for 3s and 4s with Miss Megan!

PRE-K STORYTIME 

Summer 2024 Offerings: 
* Dates TBA
For Ages:
 4- and 5-year-olds. Children attend with an adult caregiver.

Registration: DROP-IN
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Let’s create with stories, songs, crafts, and more with Miss Annie!

SING WITH ME

Spring 2024 Offerings: 
*
Thursdays at 4 PM on 5/16, 5/30, 6/6, and 6/27

For Ages: Families with children of all ages. Children attend with an adult caregiver 
Registration: IMPORTANT: THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION. Register online for the 5/30 program beginning at 10 AM on 5/28****PLEASE NOTE, BEGINNING WITH THE 6/6 PROGRAM, WE WILL BEGIN OPENING UP REGISTRATION ON THE MONDAY BEFORE THE PROGRAM AT 6 PM. TICKETS FOR THE 6/6 PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 6/3 at 6 PM.**** Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Duration: 30 minutes
Description: An energetic family sing-along program with live music, featuring music teacher and guitarist Mr. Jim.

READ TO A DOG

Spring 2024 Offerings: 
* Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 PM on 6/13
For Ages: All ages. (Younger children should have their adult nearby)
Registration: DROP-IN. No pre-registration required, but you may need to wait your turn until a dog is available. Please arrive between 3:45 and 4:30.
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Build your confidence by reading out loud to a friendly dog. All dogs are trained therapy dogs and great listeners! Participants may pick whatever they would like to read for the program, although library staff are always available for suggestions.  

MAKE IT! @ PERROT

Summer 2024 Offerings: 
*
 Dates TBA
For Ages:
  7-12 years (attended independently). 5- and 6-year-olds may register if they will be accompanied by an adult helper.

Registration: BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Stop by the Youth Services Desk or call us at 203-637-8802 to sign up. You can sign up for as many or as few meeting dates as you want. Limited to 15 participants.
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Description:
Join us for a different cool project each meeting! We will supply all the materials. 

GARDENING WORKSHOPS WITH THE GARDEN CLUB OF OLD GREENWICH 


Summer 2024 Offerings: 
* No Programs Planned
For Ages: 4 and up. Kids age 4-6 must be accompanied by an adult helper. Ages 7+ may attend independently.
Registration: BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Spaces are limited. Sign-ups will be divided into 2 time slots: 3:45 PM and 4:15 PM. Stop by the Youth Services Desk to sign up your child, or call us at 203-637-8802. You can sign up for as many or as few meeting dates as you want. 
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join us for a different gardening- or nature-related project each session. We will supply all the materials. 

YOUNG CRITICS’ CLUB (YCC)

Summer 2024 Meeting Dates:
* Wednesdays at 4 PM, Dates TBA
For Ages: Kids in Grades 6, 7, and 8 
Registration: BY SPECIAL APPLICATION ONLY. Apply now to be a part of YCC for the 2024-2025 school year!
Duration: 75 minutes
Description: At each meeting, Young Critics get to know each other better with a book-themed game, then grab a snack and discuss their recent reads. Ms. Jen and Mrs. Woodward booktalk a new book and share their new finds with the group. Young Critics get first dibs on these selections and rate and report back at the next meeting with their thoughts.

 

Program Registration

MAKE IT! @ PERROT AND GCOG GARDENING WORKSHOPS

  • Please stop by the Youth Services Desk or call us (203-637-8802) to sign up your child–- spaces are limited!
  • Children must be the correct age for the program– ages 7-12 for Make it! @ Perrot (ages 5-6 OK with an adult helper), and ages 4 & up for Gardening Workshops (ages 4-6 must attend with adult helper)
  • Please note that there is a separate sign-up sheet for each meeting of Make It! @ Perrot and the GCOC Gardening Workshops– sign up for as many or as few as you’d like

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