Children’s Featured Events

Wiggle Worms Story Time

Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26 10:30 a.m. in the Essex Library Program Room
Ages 0-3

A play-based music and movement story time for children and their caregivers! This story time will take place every Tuesday morning. See website or Facebook/Instagram for last-minute cancellations.

Summer Playground Storytimes

Select Thursdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August, 11:00 a.m. Grove Street Park & Playground for Families of all ages

Join us for summer story times in the park!

STEM Space Camp

Wednesday, July 6 & 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Program Room 

For children Grades 2-6! Join Miss Nicole for Space Camp to explore the galaxy! Call 860-767-1560 or e-mail staff.essexlib@gmail.com to register. This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library

July 6: Our Marvelous Moon

Make moon sand and learn about Moon craters

 July 20: Scrumptious Stars

Learn about constellations and make a model you can snack on!

Teen/Tween Magic Camp

Saturdays, July 9 & 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Program Room

For tweens and teens Grades 5-12. Essex Library presents, Magic Camp with Kody Hildebrand. Come see some amazing magic tricks, and learn some magic tricks to amaze friends and family!

Call 860-767-1560 or e-mail staff.essexlib@gmail.com to register.

This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library

Animal Adventure Camp with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Wednesday, July 13, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Program Room 

For children Pre-K to Grade 6! Essex Library presents, Animal Adventure Camp with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. This session, our theme is Woodland Animals! Encounter some of CT’s forest-dwelling animals! Call 860-767-1560 or e-mail staff.essexlib@gmail.com to register. This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library

Kid’s Music Camp with Margie

Tuesday, July 27, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Essex Library Program Room

Pre-K to Grade 2

Essex Library presents, “Singin’ Around the Campfire with Margie!” a highly interactive musical program to enhance children’s musical and rhythmic skills! Call 860-767-1560 or e-mail staff.essexlib@gmail.com to register! This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library

Acrobat Li Liu

Thursday, July 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Deep River Library

For Families with children and teens of all ages. Born in China, Li Liu has wowed audiences with her acrobatic feats all over the world! This can’t miss, family friendly show will wow you! Brought to you by Deep River, Ivoryton, Chester, and Essex Libraries. In the event of rain, an alternate date will be scheduled.

Summer Reading Spirit Days!

Tuesday, July 5, 12, 19 & 26,  All Day

Come to the library dressed in that week’s theme and receive a prize!

July 5: Read, White & Blue Day

July 12: Sports Day

July 19: Animal Day

July 26: Decades Day

 

Take and Make Crafts

Tuesday, July 5 & 19, All day while supplies last, Library Foyer

 July 5: Pick up a kit to make a popsicle stick s’mores craft! While supplies last.

 

 

 

July 19: Cabin Picture Frame! Grab a kit to make a cabin picture frame to keep all those summer memories! While supplies last.