Children’s Featured Events

Check out our upcoming events! Rainy Day Family Films | Children’s Art Show | Music and Movement Story Time | Reading Enrichment with Leah Page | Book Society | Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

August Featured Events

Children’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 canvas, and illustration. We are pleased to share the talent of local artists aged 12 months – 18 years.

Rainy Day Family Films

Summer weather can be unpredictable. If your outdoor plans get ruined by the weather, call us to see if we’ll be showing an impromptu movie. We plan to squeeze in some of our favorite kids’ classics and new releases this summer. Call the library at (860) 767-1560 for the rating, length, and movie time. Please remember that all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Story Hours

Reading Enrichment with local Reading Specialist Leah Page

Select Thursday evenings from 4 – 5 p.m. 8/15, 8/22. Ages 5+
Hang out with Essex Elementary teacher Mrs. Page this summer! Come in after a busy day and cool down in the children’s room with a good book. Studies show that reading for pleasure over the summer leads to a noteworthy increase in reading ability. Mrs. Page will be on hand to help you with your reading and give you great recommendations that are perfect for your level. Don’t forget your library card! If you need one, we will set you up so that you can take books that you’ll love home with you. Registration is not required for this event.

Teen Events

Book Society

Wednesday, August 21st at 3 p.m.
Ages 14 – 18
The Book Society is a young adult book group created and run by local teens. This month, bring a copy of your favorite summer novel to share. 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.

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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.