The Children's Department provides services and programs for children through Grade 6
Our winter storytimes are in full swing! Please check our online calendar for details.
*When Monroe Public Schools are cancelled or have a delayed start due to inclement weather, all storytimes for that day will be cancelled.*
R.E.A.D. with Gracie
Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Children ages 5-10 may register to read to Gracie, a certified therapy dog, between 5 and 6:30 p.m.in the children's story room.
Gracie and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.
Each child will spend 15 minutes reading to Gracie. They may bring their own book or hoose one at the library before their session.Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers; and they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, according to the program.
Registration is required.Register in person or by phone at 203-452-2850 x 4.
Crafts with Clarisa
Saturday, March 22, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ages 6 - 12: Do you love to build with Lego? Come join others who do, too!
*Registration is not required for this event*
American Girls Book Club
Monday, March 24, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ages 7- 10. Each month we will discuss a different American Girl and will make a craft or play a game associated with the time period. Refreshments will be provided. Books will be available for checkout in the Children's Department. This month we are featuring Rebecca. You may read any (or all) of the American Girl Books about Rebecca.
*Registration is required
and is limited to 20 participants. If you would like to register
more than one child, please fill out a separate registration
for each child*