Essex Library Association is now offering Booked to Browse Appointments, as well as Park and Pickup of library of materials. Looking for something to do from home? Check out this list of Virtual Readalouds and Story Times
Check out our upcoming events!
Upcoming Featured Events
Friday August 14th at 3:00 p.m.
Join Eastern CT Ballet for a virtual Creative Movement class! The theme for this program is “Scavenger Hunt.”
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842606240
Meeting ID: 848 4260 6240
Storytelling sparks imagination and encourages creative writing skills. Join us for a digital take on one of our favorite library programs. Tell Me a Story will have your children creating story prompts at home with fun and simple materials that you have around the house. We hope that you’ll record your child telling a story or two or send us a written tale to share with our library community. Watch the video below for a tutorial on Tell Me a Story and then check out our Tell Me a Story Lesson Plan
Tell Me a Story Tutorial
Youth Art Collective
Ages 2 – 18
Reach Out is a project that we’ve created to help you access your community through art made by local children and teens. Art therapy can be a great tool to work through feelings of uncertainty or just a way to enrich an afternoon of at home learning. We are currently collecting digital submissions of paintings, poetry, sketches, collage, and music. Take a clear photo of your favorite piece and email the image with a title and your artist’s name and age to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Art will be posted to our website so admirers can appreciate what we’re creating during this unprecedented time. All of the art made for this project will be compiled into a digital time capsule for our community.
Ages 13 – 18
Join us during the academic year for a bookish virtual meet up and we’ll exchange stories and enjoy the company of friends through Zoom. What have you been reading while you’ve been at home? Bring the title of a good book to help us beat the quarantine blues. Have your pens ready – we’ll discuss the best upcoming teen book and film releases. Zoom information and event dates to come.
Use LEGO bricks to build confidence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Tune in to our Library Facebook and Instagram accounts for STEM LEGO Challenges. Creative prompts will have you using your LEGO bricks in new imaginative ways, and solving problems through intuitive engineering. We’ll provide a prompt, time frame for the challenge, and age level. As young patrons submit creations, we’ll add them to our LEGO Hall of Fame.
Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information concerning Children’s Featured Events.