Children’s Featured Events

Maker Monday

Monday, March 8th at 4:00 p.m.
Facebook and YouTube | All Ages
From engineering to crafting, each month we’ll work together on Facebook 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.

Rainbow Spectroscope

PS: You’ll need an adult to help you with this one!

Paper Towel Roll Tube
Old CD
Box Cutter (and an adult to use it)
Optional: Paint

Irish Dance Demonstration

Wednesday, March 17th at 4:00 p.m.
Facebook Live | All Ages
Learn about different kinds of traditional Irish dance and see a live demonstration. Then, learn a few basic steps yourself!


Take & Make Crafts

Thursday, March 18th
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, 4:00 p.m.
YouTube and Facebook | 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 and Facebook page.

Teen Events

Friendship Bracelet DIY

Wednesday, March 10th at 4:00 p.m.
Ages 13-18
Learn to make a simple but beautiful friendship bracelet. Materials kits are available upon request. Email to reserve one today.


Jackbox Game Night

Friday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m.
YouTube | Ages 13-18
Play Jackbox games with friends! You’ll need a device to watch YouTube on and a phone or tablet to play the games. Register by emailing to receive the YouTube Live link.

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

Upcoming Children’s Featured Events

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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