Children’s Featured Events

Take & Make Crafts

Thursdays, October 29th and November 12th
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, 10:00 AM
YouTube | 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.

Drive-Through Trick or Treating

Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Library Parking Lot | All Ages
Pull through our circular driveway to show off your costumes and pick up a special treat. Canned food donations being accepted.


Maker Monday

Monday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m.
Facebook and YouTube | All Ages
Celebrate National STEM Day (November 8th) by building your own Mayflower. How much weight will your boat be able to hold? Can it sail without sinking? Project can be completed using items in your home, but a limited number of Maker Kits are available for pickup. Email to reserve one today.

Disney Family Trivia

Tuesday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m.
Zoom | All Ages
Join us on Zoom for a family trivia night! Rounds will include general Disney knowledge, trivia about the Disney parks, and a “Name That Tune” round!

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Upcoming Teen Events

Creative Writing Club

Wednesdays, November 4th, 11th, and 18th at 4:00 p.m.
Zoom | Ages 13-18
Whether you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month, or just like to write, join us for weekly writing sessions. Open to all abilities and writing styles. Registration required.

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Virtual Book Society

Friday, November 13th at 3:00 p.m.
Ages 13-18
Meet other book-loving teens, talk about what you’re reading, and get first dibs on the latest YA arrivals.

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Teen Game Night: Trivia Bingo

Thursday, November 19th at 5:00 p.m.
Ages 13-18
The day of the event you’ll receive an emailed Bingo card. Each space will be filled with a potential trivia question answer. When the librarian reads a trivia question, search your sheet for the answer. Get BINGO to win!

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Saturday, November 21st at 1:00 p.m.
Ages 13-18
Grab your Switch and compete in our virtual library Smash Bros. tournament. Just want to watch? Get invited to our Discord and join the livestream. Registration required.

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Please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560 for more information concerning Children’s Featured Events.


Patrons are welcome for brief visits to browse our collections or use a computer. See Visit the Library for more information. Contact free pickup is also available from tables in the library’s entrance. Electronic services are available 24/7.

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