Children’s Featured Events

Check out our upcoming events! The Great Pumpkin Contest | Family Film – It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! | Library Trick-or- TreatLittle One’s Story Time | Preschool Story Hour | Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

September Events

Welcome, Great Pumpkin!The Great Pumpkin Contest

The Month of October
All ages
Join the kid’s department this month for our Great Pumpkin Contest! We’ll have a giant pumpkin on display and we hope you’ll give us your best guess for the weight of this mighty fall icon. If your estimate is the closest guess, you get to win the Great Pumpkin for keeps! This pumpkin will arrive as soon as it becomes ripe on the vine. The winner will receive The Great Pumpkin before the night of our local pumpkin festival.

Charlie Brown and Linus with PumpkinsFamily Film – It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Tuesday, October 24th 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Running Time 25 min
Pull up a seat in front of the big screen! Halloween isn’t complete without Charlie Brown and we can’t wait to show this classic at the library. recommends this movie for ages 4 and up. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the library.

Library Trick-or-Treat with candyLibrary Trick-or-Treat

Tuesday, October 31st 3 – 5 p.m.
Drop on in and show off your Halloween gear before the official trick-or- treating hours begin. Check in with the Children’s Desk for a special treat – we love to see your creative costumes!

Child with Book

Little One’s Story Time

Fridays at 10 a.m.
Ages: Newborns – 36 Months.
9/22 – 12/1
(This story time will not meet on 11/24.)
Join us for a lively toddler program that includes stories, songs, rhythm sticks, trains, bubbles, crafts and lots of movement! This group provides an opportunity for parents and toddlers to socialize and connect with each other.  A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Registration is not required for this event.
Open Book

Preschool Story Hour

Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Weekly visits for 3 – 5 year olds
9/28 – 12/7
(This story time will not meet on 11/23.)
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing and move together and play at exploration centers. We end our program by creating a project, and we always make time for families to check out books. Registration is not required for this event.

Ongoing Events

Teen Play Unplugged

Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

Friday afternoons from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages 13 and up
Middle and high school students are invited to join teen expert Cooper to learn the basics of a variety of popular card games including Magic the Gathering. This group meets weekly on Fridays from 3-4:30 p.m. Here you will learn game basics and how to build a strategic deck. Unofficial tournaments for both new and experienced players will be held with cards as prizes.  Registration is not required for this event.

Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information concerning Children’s Featured Events.