Essex Library Association is now offering Booked to Browse Appointments, as well as Park and Pickup of library of materials. Looking for something to do from home? Check out this list of Virtual Readalouds and Story Times
Check out our upcoming events!
Lego Challenge | Teen Game Night | Virtual Book Society | Make & Take Crafts | First Chapter Fridays | Harry Potter Family Trivia | Drive-Through Trick or Treating | Teen Virtual Game Night | Teen Animal Crossing: New Horizons Costume Party
Upcoming Featured Events
Do you have what it takes to be a Master Builder? Put your Lego building skills to the test with weekly challenges. Check our social media platforms on Wednesdays to see each week’s challenge and then share your creations using #essexlegochallenge.
Thursdays, October 1st, 15th, and 29th
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 20th at 5:00 PM
Zoom | All Ages
Join us on Zoom for a family trivia night! Whether you’re a casual or a diehard fan, this fun trivia night is perfect for every Harry Potter fan. Registration required. (And as a reminder, using Felix Felicis during tests or competitions is not allowed…that includes trivia!)
Register for this free event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkduygrTsvHdDA6VwL75gl9MZDtXh-iGek
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.
Upcoming Teen Events
Thursdays, October 8th and 22nd at 5:00 PM on Zoom
Join your friends for a virtual Jackbox game night. You’ll need two devices to play: A screen connected to Zoom and a separate phone or tablet with internet access. You’ll also have the chance to meet the new librarian, Christina, to ask her questions and share your ideas. Registration required.
Thursday, October 29th at 5:00 PM
Visit the library’s island in your scariest or silliest virtual costume. Explore the island, trade DIYs and items, and play games to win in-game prizes. Registration required.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/ZJMraBdV21bFYtGW7
Ages 13 – 18
Join us during the academic year for a bookish virtual meet up and we’ll exchange stories and enjoy the company of friends through Zoom. What have you been reading while you’ve been at home? Bring the title of a good book to help us beat the quarantine blues. Have your pens ready – we’ll discuss the best upcoming teen book and film releases. Zoom information and event dates to come.
Please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560 for more information concerning Children’s Featured Events.