Children’s Featured Events

Check out our upcoming events! Children’s Art ShowYard Goats Baseball Game | Little Ones Story Time | Stories at the River Museum | Story Time at the Essex Library | Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

Summer Events

Children's Art Show August 2018Children’s Art Show

The Month of August
All ages
Throughout the summer, our Children’s department runs multiple programs that focus on art. During the entire month of August, you can browse work in mediums such as: photography, collage, painted objects and illustration. We are pleased to share the talent of local artists aged 12 months – 18 years!

Yard Goats Baseball Game

Friday, August 22 or August 23rd at 7 p.m.
All ages
Have you heard? Free tickets to a Hartford Yard Goat’s Game come with our Library’s summer reading prize package. The Yard Goats have invited our community to join them on either August 22nd or August 23rd. Your choice! Send the paperwork that you earn through summer reading to the team headquarters, and tickets will be mailed to your home. For more information, visit the library and speak to our Children’s Department. Hope to see you at the stadium!

Summer Story  Hours

Story Time on Museum LawnStories at The River Museum

Tuesday evenings 6 – 6:30 p.m. July 3rd  – August 7th
All ages
Join us as the sun goes down with a few picture books on the River Museum lawn. Cozy blankets and loved ones are welcome! We look forward to sharing one of our favorite annual programs with your family. We will not meet for stories on rainy evenings.

Story Time at the Essex Library

Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. July 5th  – August 2nd 
All ages
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing our favorite songs, and play at exploration centers. We end our program by creating a project, and we always make time for families to check out books. Projects created during this program will be selected for display during the August 9th art reception at our summer reading party.

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.