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.

Essex Library Story Hours

Babies with Toys

Baby Story Time

Three Week Session: Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 6/21, 6/28, 7/5
Ages 6 months – 24 months
Join us for an introduction to the love of books and music! We invite you to join us for stories, music, shakers, scarves and bubbles this summer. This group provides a great opportunity for parents and little ones to socialize and connect with each other. Projects created during this program will be selected for display during the August 10th art reception at our summer reading party.

 

Book and Children

Story Time at the Essex Library

Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.
July 6th through August 3rd

All ages
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing our favorite songs, and play at exploration centers. We end our program by creating a project, and we always make time for families to check out books. Projects created during this program will be selected for display during the August 10th art reception at our summer reading party.

Story Time on Museum Lawn

Stories @ The River Museum

Tuesday evenings from 6 – 6:30 p.m.
July 11th through August 8th
All ages
Join us as the sun goes down with a few picture books on the River Museum lawn. Cozy blankets and loved ones are welcome! We look forward to sharing one of our favorite annual programs with your family. On rainy evenings we will not meet for stories.

We have also created a flyer which highlights all the various story times we have planned for this summer.

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