Upcoming Featured Events
Tuesday, January 21st 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Children and Families (Ages 5+)
Connecticut is home to an amazing assortment of wild animals. From the sharp teeth of a predator to the big ears of its prey, all creatures are built to survive in their habitat. Join us at the library to meet live animals and discover the tools they use to hunt and stay safe. Please register for this event by calling the library at 860-767-1560.
The Mr. Gym Show
Saturday, February 1st 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join local favorite Mr. Gym for a performance focused on movement-based music. Mr. Gym incorporates live music and instruments into movement games, activities, contests, and dance. Visit to take part in the infectious energy that gets kids moving and grooving! Please register for this event by calling the library at 860-767-1560.
Fridays at 10 a.m. 9/20 – 12/6.
(This story time will not meet on 10/18 or 11/29.)
Weekly visits for newborn children – 36 months.
Join us for a lively toddler program that includes stories, songs, scarves, trains, bubbles, crafts, and lots of movement! This group provides an opportunity for parents and toddlers to socialize and connect with one another. A parent or caregiver must accompany children during story time. Registration is not required for this event.
Thursdays at 10 a.m. 9/19 – 11/21.
Weekly visits for children ages 3 – 5.
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing and move together, and play at exploration centers. Parents are welcome to join us for stories or spend time in the library while we read. We end our program by creating a project, and we always make time for families to check out books. Registration is not required for this event.
Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information concerning Children’s Featured Events.