Kids' Events & Programs

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All Children's Programs are Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library


Tuesday, December 18, @ 6:30pm
Activity Room

Explore the Japanese art of paper folding.
For kids in grades 2 – 8 (ages 7 – 12).
Drop in; no registration required.

Slime Science

Wednesday, December 19 @ 4:30 PM
Wednesday January 16 @ 5:00 PM
Activity Room

Each month we will make a different kind of fascinating, slimy slime.
For kids in grades 3 - 5 (ages 9 - 12).
Drop-in; no registration required.

Builders’ Club

Friday, December 21 @ 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25 @ 4:00 PM
Activity Room

Build with the bricks you know and love!
For grades k - 6 (ages 5 - 12).
Drop in; no registration required.

Creepers and Leapers

Saturday, December 22, 11:00am
Activity Room

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will bring a variety of native amphibians and reptiles for a hands-on introduction to the interesting adaptations of native frogs, toads, turtles, and snakes.

For grades k – 6 (ages 5 - 12). Drop in; no registration required.

Preschool Power Yoga

Thursday, December 27, @ 1:30pm
Activity Room

Evening yoga and mindfulness exercises with Dawn!
For children in pre-k and kindergarten (ages 3 - 5). Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration required.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero film screening

Friday, December 28, 2:30pm
Hubbard Room

The incredible true story of a stray dog rescued off the streets of New Haven, CT who became a hero of World War I. For his keen instincts and fierce loyalty, Stubby is still recognized today as the most decorated canine in American history.

The film is rated PG for war action and some thematic elements. Run time is 1 hour 24 minutes.  

For all ages. Drop in; no registration required.

Midnight @ Noon

Monday, December 31, @ 11:15am
Activity Room

Don't worry if you are too young to stay up until midnight, because it is midnight at noon at the library! This is a celebration for young children that includes crafts and lots of noise!

For ages 2 – 6; siblings and families welcome. Drop in; no registration required.

Tween Trivia

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Activity Room

Come join us for a friendly Kahoot trivia competition! Kate and Sharon, your friendly Children's Librarians, will be your hosts. Compete as a team or individually, your choice. Trivia questions will be related to books, music, sports and more. Refreshments will be served.

For kids in grades 5-8 (ages 10-14). Registration encouraged, but not required. 

We Read! We Play!

Saturday January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Activity Room

Join us for a playgroup for kids of all abilities. Two to four year olds and their parents or caregivers will have an opportunity to meet new friends and learn together in this inclusive playgroup.

For children ages 24-48 months. Drop-in, no registration

Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library, and Creative Interventions, LLC.

Homeschool Hub

Tuesday, January 15 @ 1:00 PM
Activity Room

Parents and caregivers can network while their children learn and have fun with a new activity each month.
For children in preschool - grade 4 (ages 4 - 10). 
Drop in; no registration required. 

Puzzle Mania

Friday January 18, 2019, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Room

Puzzle the winter blahs away by playing with jigsaw puzzles.

For grades K-5 (ages 5-12). Drop in: no registration.

Family Game Night

Wednesday January 23, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Activity Room

Join us for a fun night of board games with the entire family!  Try your hand at some new favorites, get reacquainted with some classics.  Family + games = Family Game Night!  Come and join the fun.

All ages. Drop-In, No Registration

Preschool Information Fair

Saturday January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Activity Room

Don't delay - begin your search for preschool enrollment today!Parents and their children are invited to meet local preschool program providers. While adults ask questions we will have a simple craft available for children.

Snow date is Saturday, 2/2/2019.
Inclusion in this fair is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement of individual programs by the Russell Library.

Ongoing Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme time image

Thursdays, December 13, 20 and 27*
9:30 - 10:30am OR 11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
@10:00 AM

The Activity Room
Ages: Birth-12 months and their caregivers
Drop-in, No Registration

*Dec 27 is 9:30 only

Begining in January, Baby Rhyme Time has a new time of 10am!  Families are welcome to come at 9:30 for a playgroup.

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 in this fun, interactive program.

Wonderful Ones Twos Playtime

Mondays, December 17 @ 10:30 AM
Mondays, January 7, 14, 28 @10:00 AM

Activity Room

One-year-olds and their caregivers will enjoy literacy-based, age-appropriate activities and toys in the company of other families in this supportive, nurturing program led by an experienced Children’s Librarian. 
For one year olds (12 - 23 months) Siblings welcome! 
Drop in; no registration required. 


Twos are terrificTwos are Terrific

Tuesdays, December 18 @ 10:30 AM
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 @10:00 AM

Activity Room
Ages: 2 year olds and caregivers

 This librarian-led program is designed to increase two year olds’ literacy and social skills as they enjoy story time, movement, music and play time with other toddlers and their families.
For two year olds (24-35 months) and their caregivers.
Siblings welcome!!
Drop-in, no registration.

Preschool Power Story HourPreschool power

Wednesdays, December 12, 19
@ 10:30 AM
Wednesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
@10:00 AM

Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 3 – 5 years of age
No registration required, siblings are welcome.

This literacy-based, librarian-led program provides the perfect opportunity for preschoolers to practice their listening skills and increase their social confidence while enjoying stories, music, movement and a craft with their caregivers.
For ages 3 - 5 (Pre-k through kindergarten)

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