Children’s Featured Events

Sidewalk Chalk Fun

Sunday, April 18th
Library Parking Lot | All Day
Become a part of the Daffodil Way. Stop by the library parking lot and grab a bag of sidewalk chalk. Help us fill our sidewalks with drawings of beautiful daffodils and other flowers!

Superhero Day

Wednesday, April 28th at 10:00 AM
Facebook and YouTube | All Ages
Find your inner superhero! Join us online for some super activities to get your bodies and minds energized. A special Take and Make craft will be available in the lobby.

Take & Make Crafts

Thursday, April 29th
All Ages
Stop by our Park and Pickup space to get a craft kit! Craft kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and include almost everything you need to create a fun project, as well as some suggested books for your child to enjoy.

First Chapter Fridays

Fridays, 4:00 p.m.
YouTube and Facebook | Ages 6+
Miss Christina will share the first chapter of some new books as well as some classics. Get excited to check out some new books! Available to view anytime on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.


Upcoming Children’s Featured Events

Our programs are free and open to the public. 


Curbside Pickup Available

The Essex Library is currently offering Contact free pickup. In-person browsing, borrowing and computer services are also available. To reserve a book for Park and Pickup, call us at (860) 767-1560 or email us at

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