Children’s Featured Events

Check out our upcoming events! Book SocietyLittle Ones Story Time | Preschool Story Hour | Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

February Events

Book Society

Wednesday, February 27th 3 – 4 p.m.
Ages 14 – 18
The Book Society is a young adult book group created and run by teens. This month, bring your favorite novel to share and help us create a Book Society reading journal. At every event, you can expect story themed snacks, enticing giveaways and lively conversation. Some of our prizes include: novels signed by the author, bookish trinkets, and advanced reader copies of new books.

Winter Story Hours

Little Ones Story Time

Fridays at 10 a.m. 2/8 – 5/2.
(This group will not meet on 2/15, 3/8, or 4/19.)
Ages: Newborn – 36 months
Join us for a lively toddler program that includes stories, songs, 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 BookPreschool Story Hour

Thursdays at 10 a.m. 2/21 – 5/2.
(This group will not meet on 4/18.)
Ages: 3 – 5 year olds
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.

Teen Events
Teen Play Unplugged - Image: line drawing on a lightbulb and unplug logo. The g looks like a 3 prong cord plug.

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.