Children’s Story Hours

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, Essex Library Association has closed our building and book drop indefinitely and stopped all in-person services. Looking for something to do from home? Check out this list of Virtual Readalouds and Story Times.

“When adults read to their children, the difference shows in children’s behavior and academic performance. According to a new study, the difference also shows in brain activity” (Reach Out and Read Connecticut, 2015) from “Bedtime Stories for Young Brains,”  New York Times, 2015.

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Virtual Story Time with the Essex Library

Ages 3-6
Thursdays at 10 a.m.

We’re bringing library story time to the comfort of your home. Pull up a chair and join us live for a chance to hear stories, sing songs, and to say hello to friends from afar. Links for extension activities and suggested readings are included with each event. We use Zoom meeting software for this program. Simply download the Zoom app on your device and register to join us live by requesting an invitation link via email. Story time registration is open each week until Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Contact Jessica at with interest.

For more information on our story times, please email Jessica at

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Library Materials Return Begins May 20th

Essex Library will begin accepting returned materials on May 20th in our parking lot at specific times. Click for important return information.

Essex Library Park & Pickup Service to Begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Contact-free pickup will be available Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from a designated table in the library’s main parking lot.

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