Kids' Events & Programs

mouse Children's Calendar for Programs and Events

Ages: 6-12 years of age.
No registration required.

Sign up for Children’s Summer Reading Robot and Boy

Power Up With Books!

Children ages 3 through third grade are invited to sign up for this summer’s reading program “Power Up With Books!” beginning Monday, June 30 in the Children’s Department at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.  When you sign up for the reading log, you will receive a small prize.  For every five books that you read or listen to, you will receive additional prizes.  Look for other fun programs throughout the summer, including Summer Stories and a Robot Coloring Contest.

Sign up online!

Girl and Cloud Summer ReadingGear Up for Reading!

Gear Up for Summer Reading is a fun, interactive summer reading program for kids entering grades four and up.  For every book you read, and write a review on, you receive one raffle ticket to earn your chance to win one of our great prizes!  Read as many books  as you want, but the more you read and write, the more raffle tickets you receive.  It’s summer reading, your way!  So gear up and start reading….

Ongoing Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeToddler Biting Book

Wednesdays, 1:30pm
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6, 13

Activity Room
Ages: birth-12 months and their grown-ups
Drop-in, No Registration

Looking for something to do with your infant or toddler?  Come join us for Baby Rhyme Time, a program for babies one year and under and their caregivers.  We’ll sing songs, learn rhymes,
finger plays and more in this fun, interactive program. 

Ones Summer Fun

Thursdays, 10:00amToddler and Robot blowing bubbles
July 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 1, 14

Activity Room
Ages: 12 months to 23 months
Drop-in, No Registration

Join us for a drop-in summer program for ones!  This summertime program for ones and their caregiver is the perfect way to start your day.  We'll sing songs, learn rhymes, finger plays and more in this fun, interactive program.  


Toddlers in a puddleMondays, 10:00am
July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11

Activity Room
Ages: 24 months – 35 months

Drop-in, No Registration

Join us for a summer of fun for two year olds! We'll be moving and shaking to some great tunes, wiggling to finger plays and listening to stories just for you.    Robot and Girl

Summer Stories

Tuesdays, 10:00am
July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5, 12, 19, 26
Hubbard Room
Ages 3-6 and their caregivers
Drop-in, No Registration

Come and hear fun new stories, and beloved favorites!  Stay a bit longer & make a craft together. The stories are selected for the 3-6 year old audience and their caregivers, but siblings are welcome.

Whole GroupYoung Scientists

Mondays, 1:00pm
July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11
Ages: Kindergarten through Third Grade
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Backyard Scientists are back with a whole new look and name!  Young Scientists is a program for kids in grades K through 3.  We will explore the fun that Backyard Scientists did only we'll be exploring a whole lot more.  Our first session will find us elbow deep in dirt as we plant and dig and get messy.  So come join the fun....


Lego FoodBuilder's Club

Fridays, 4:00-5:30 pm
July 18,  & August 1, 15
Ages: 6-12
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Due very small parts we ask that children be 6 – 12 years old!

Join us for an open session of building with the popular blocks you all know and love!  We’ll have a challenge every week, perhaps we’ll challenge you to build something with only one color, or a monument or something from space!  You might see your creation in our display cabinet.

Favorite Stories and Crafts

First Saturdays, 10:00am
August 2
Ages: 3-5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome!
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Saturday, August 2 is "Favorite Stories Saturday."  On the first Saturday of every month, a Children’s Librarian will share her favorite stories with you at 10:00am in the Activity Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.  Drop by for stories and stay to make a craft together.  The stories are selected for children age 3-5 years and their caregivers.  Siblings are also welcome.  Get a great start on your 1st Saturday.  No registration is needed.


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Special Programs

Build Your Own BiosphereMake your own terrarium

Thursday, 2-3:00pm
August 14
Ages:  8 – 12
Activity Room
Registration required

Participants will create a self-contained, living biosphere using
soil, rocks, plants and water.  If maintained, these will continue to flourish with only a bright spot for light, and perhaps some plant trimming!
Register Wednesday, August 13th, in person or by phone, 860 – 344 -8479.

Summer Closing Concert with TurtleDance Music

TurtleDance MusicTuesday, 6:30 – 7:30pm
August 19
Ages: 3 years and up
Hubbard Room
Drop-in, no registration required

Don’t miss TurtleDance Music’s inclusive, interactive Music and Movement for Kids.  Kids will be up on their feet, and so will their parents.  This program includes everyone! Back to Top↑