Children’s Featured Events

First Chapter Fridays

Fridays, 4:00 PM
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.

Take & Make Crafts

Thursdays, December 3rd and 17th
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.

Maker Monday

Monday, December 14th and 28th at 4:00 PM
Facebook and YouTube | All Ages
From engineering to crafting, each month we’ll work together on Facebook Live to complete a maker activity or two. Projects can often be completed using items in your home, but a limited number of Maker Kits are available for pickup. Email to reserve one today.

Gift Making: December 14th

Cardboard tubes
Pages from an old book or other thin craft paper
Cardstock or other thick craft paper
*Glue (liquid or hot glue works best)

* – Not included in Maker Kits

Snowball Fight: December 28th

Popsicle sticks
Plastic spoon or cap from a water bottle
Mini marshmallow or pom pom
Rubber bands
*Marker, pen, or pencil

* – Not included in Maker Kits

Pokemon Family Trivia

Tuesday, December 29th at 5:00 PM
Kahoot | All Ages
Register to receive a Kahoot link! Use the Kahoot app or website to compete in fun Pokemon trivia.

Registration link:

Teen Events

Himmeli Ornament DIY

Wednesday, December 9th at 4:00 PM
Ages 13-18
Learn how to make your own hanging ornaments to keep or gift! The video instructions will be posted on both our Facebook and YouTube pages. Registration is required to receive a materials kit. We will send you an email when your kit is ready.

Registration link:

Mario Kart Tournament

Saturday, November 19th at 1:00 PM
Ages 13-18
Register to compete using your own Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or watch a live-stream on our YouTube channel.

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Registration Link:

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

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 suspended until further notice. To reserve a book for Park and Pickup, call us at (860) 767-1560 or email us at

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