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.

Reading Enrichment with local Reading Specialist Leah Page

Select Thursday evenings from 4 – 5 p.m. 8/8, 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.

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