Kids & Teens

Events for Kids and Teens

Click for our event calendar. Pink events are for kids, green for teens, and yellow for all ages!

Library Cards

We want all of Middletown’s youth to have (and use!) their library card. For this reason, Russell Library has eliminated daily overdue fines for Juvenile and Young Adult materials checked out on youth accounts (for residents under the age of 18).

Middletown Public Schools Summer Reading

Click for the Middletown Public Schools Summer Reading webpage.

Teen Volunteers

PLEASE NOTE: Our volunteer program is being redesigned.  We will have further information about it later this year.
For other volunteer opportunities in the Middletown area check out the Middlesex United Way’s Volunteer Connection website.

Homework Help

Britannica Online

Articles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other resources.

World Book Encyclopedia

Easy-to-understand encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, an atlas & links to related websites.

Mango Languages

Need help with a class? Over 70 languages available.

eBooks & Audiobooks

Need a book fast? Download it!


Over 120 animated stories designed to strengthen early literacy skills. Click here to access from home.


Book reviews, sample chapters, suggestions & read-alike lists.

researchIT CT

Online reference databases: history, science, biography & more. Also, newspapers, magazines, genealogy, ebooks, audiobooks.


Outreach and Group Visit Request Form

If your group wishes to visit the children’s library or have a children’s librarian visit your organization, please fill out our request form. Visits MUST be requested a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Library staff will respond to requests within 5 business days to confirm your visit or to work with you to find another date.

Email the Children's Department

If you wish to contact any of the children’s or teen librarians, simply send us an email! We will respond as quickly as we can.