Children’s Featured Events

Check out our upcoming events! National Picture Book Month | Little Ones Story Time | Preschool Story Time

November Featured Events

National Picture Book Month

The Month of November
All Ages
Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book in an increasingly digital age. We love the blend of illustration and narrative in these slim volumes, and we continue to marvel at how picture books bring people together. Throughout November, we will display a range of award winners and favorites. We’ll also promote our favorite read-aloud titles for classroom readers in need of tested winners. Submit the title of your favorite picture book for a chance win a Caldecott book for your family.

Story Hours

Little Ones Story Time

Fridays at 10 a.m. 9/20 – 12/6.
(This story time will not meet on 10/18 or 11/29.)
Weekly visits for newborn children – 36 months.
Join us for a lively toddler program that includes stories, songs, scarves, trains, bubbles, crafts, and lots of movement! This group provides an opportunity for parents and toddlers to socialize and connect with one another. A parent or caregiver must accompany children during story time. Registration is not required for this event.

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays at 10 a.m. 9/19 – 11/21.
Weekly visits for children ages 3 – 5.
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing and move together, and play at exploration centers. Parents are welcome to join us for stories or spend time in the library while we read. 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.


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