Children

Children's Librarians

Take a tour of our Children’s Department!

Our Children’s Room offers many activities, services and materials for children and parents. Library materials include: books, audio books, magazines, music, DVDs, foreign language materials, parent reference books and magazines, preschool toys and more. Family library programming includes: baby, toddler and preschool story hours, elementary age book groups, craft sessions, film showings, teen programs, family nights, parenting programs and many other special events. Ask us about our new programming for homeschooling families and titles that support the Common Core Curriculum.

April News

Hello All,

The month of April brings National Library Week (April 8 – 14) and National Poetry Month, two of our favorite reasons for celebration. We’ve taken our most popular programs and created the ultimate April vacation package for children and families at our library. Early on in the month, the Book Society meets to discuss realistic fiction. Mid-April, join us for a vacation week filled with:  BINGO for Books, Dance Class, Tinker Lab, and Teen After Hours. We also look forward to a great family program with the Essex Fire Department. Drop in any time for a look at our new books, programs and services.

Thank you, Community Foundation of Middlesex County!

Book CartWith the generosity of this foundation, we were able to purchase a new rolling book display and 60 new non-fiction titles focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

We are so thrilled to add cutting edge informationCFMC Logo to our growing non-fiction section. Come on in to learn more about the solar system, modern biologists, animal science, engineering and more.

Request a book – or a book list!

Many parents and teachers in the community need a list of great books from time to time. Readers’ advisory is one of our favorite tasks here at the library. We often put out generic lists, but know that there are times when you have something more specific in mind. Right now, for example, we’re focusing on booklists regarding hibernation and the Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps you’re in need of a list of great resources about apples or a special holiday. Send us a line! We’d love to cultivate a list tailored to your reading needs, and we can pull the items or place holds on specific titles any time.  As our new website develops, we’ll be linking interactive lists online for you as well. Email Jessica at any time at jbranciforte@essexlib.org or call the library at 860-767-1560.

We’d Love to Help You Celebrate

Looking to treat your child or to reward positive behavior? He or she may be celebrating a special milestone like learning to read or may have recently received a compliment from a teacher or coach. Whether your child has had a great sports season or has been an excellent help around the house, we’d like to assist you in rewarding them with a gift. With your help, we would love to put a new picture book or novel into our collection in their honor. What a treat! For more information, contact Jessica at any time at jbranciforte@essexlib.org or call the library at 860-767-1560.