Children’s Story Hours

“When adults read to their children, the difference shows in children’s behavior and academic performance. According to a new study, the difference also shows in brain activity” (Reach Out and Read Connecticut, 2015) from “Bedtime Stories for Young Brains,”  New York Times, 2015. To read the entire New York Times article, please click here.

Essex Library Story Hours

Little Ones Story Time

Fridays: 2/10 – 4/28 (Group will not meet on 3/10 and 4/14.)
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Ages Ones and Twos
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.

Preschool Story Hour

Weekly visits for 3 – 5 year olds
Thursdays:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2/23 – 5/11 (Group will not meet on 4/13 and 5/4)
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.

Yoga Story Time

Wednesday, April 5th at 10 a.m.
Ages 3 – 5
This program is full. Please call 860-767-1560 to be placed on our waiting list.
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.

For a listing of the various Story Hours we have planned for this spring, please click here.





For more information on our story hours, please call the library at (860) 767-1560 or email Jessica at .