Children’s Featured Events

Click for more information about the following events! Children’s Art Show | Yoga Story Time | Night Sky Exploration | Little One’s Story Time | Preschool Story Hour | Summer Reading Program | Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

August Events

Palette and Brushes

Children’s Art Show

Month of August
Essex Library Program Room
Throughout the summer, our Children’s Department runs multiple programs that focus on art. Featured in our display are mediums such as: collage, photography, painted landscapes, and illustration. We are pleased to share the talent of our local artists aged 18 months – 13 years old.  Enjoy!

September Events

Girl Performing Yoga

Yoga Story Time

Wednesday, September 20th at 10 a.m.
Ages 3-5
The practice of yoga provides many recognized benefits for children. Join certified children’s yoga instructor Heather Delouchry for an exciting spin on story time where she will teach us how to improve the mind and body connection through story. This program will include fun yoga poses and songs, while using books as our guide. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and come ready to enjoy a fun and active story time!  Mats are provided, but your child is welcome to bring a personal mat or towel. Space is limited. Please call the library at 860-767-1560 to register your child for this event.

Night Sky

Night Sky Exploration

Wednesday, September 20th at 4 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
It’s a fascinating time of year to study the night sky. We’ll be reading about the stars and moon and talking about the Hubble Space Telescope.  Join us while we create edible constellations and listen to the sounds of nature at night.  Reservations are required for this event. Please call the library at 860-767-1560 to reserve a space for your family.

Child with Book

Little One’s Story Time

Fridays at 10 a.m.
Ages: Newborns – 2 year olds.
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.

Summer Reading

Build A Better World

The Essex Library is ready for summer reading! Our Summer Reading Program Information packet and Summer Reading Calendar are available to view and print out.


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.