Waterford Public Library
49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
Tel. 860-444-5805
Children's Programs

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Book Lists

The following are in PDF format:

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Playaway Audiobooks

playaway logoPLAYAWAY Audiobooks for children are now available in the Children's Room! For more information about Playaways, click here.

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Playaway Views

Playaway Views are pre-loaded video players for children. Each player contains multiple videos; they are portable and easy to use. Each View comes with a charger which provides up to 8 hours of continuous play. Playaway Views circulate for 7 days, and only one can be checked out at a time; please return Playaway Views directly to the Waterford Public Library. Take a look at the demo Playaway View in the Children's Room or ask a librarian for more details.


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Special Programs


Saturday, April 4, 10-2:00 pm
Game Day:  Games, games, games; play ours or bring your own.  Play against your family or friends and enjoy the competition!

Saturday, April 11, 10-2:00 pm
Crafty Kids:  Make and take craft program for all ages with an adult.  All materials provided free. 

Monday, April, 13, 10:00 am
Game Day: 
Games, games, games; play ours or bring your own.  Play against your family or friends and enjoy the competition!

Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 pm
Steve Elci & Friends Staycation Spectacular!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a family friendly dance party.  All ages with an adult.  Doors open at 5:45 pm.

Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 am
Sing-a-long with Carol:  enjoy singing your favorite children’s songs.  Most appropriate for babies to 5 year olds.

Thursday, April 16, 10-4:00 pm
Fairy Crafts:  A variety of make and take crafts with a fairy theme for children of all ages with an adult.

Friday, April 17, 10:00 am
Frozen Storytime:  Join us for the story of Frozen and songs.  Bring your camera and take your photo with your favorite snow queen and sister Anna.  For children of all ages with an adult.  Doors open at 9:45 am.

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 am and again at 2:00 pm
LEGO Junior Makers:  a 45 minute program that combines Making with LEGO bricks and reading books on Making, exploring and tinkering.  For children 4-7 years with an adult.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, March 30.

Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 pm 
Book Buzz Book Club (for grades 3 and 4):  The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney. You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy is it true! Space is limited and registration is required for each book in this series.

Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 pm 
Bookworms Book Club (for grades 1 and 2):  The Tortoise and the Hare
by Janet Stevens.  Tortoise proves he is a formidable opponent in this comic adaptation of a classic tale.  Space is limited and registration is required for each book in this series.

Saturday, April 25, 10-2:00 pm
LEGO®s:  Dive into plastic containers filled with colorful building bricks and create a work of art.  For children in kindergarten and up with an adult.


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Storytime Programs

Come enjoy stories, music and more at the library!

The purpose of storytime is to encourage in our children the love of language and literature in all forms. Kids listen to, observe and imitate the books and activities we share, building reading readiness as they grow. Our goal is to create positive interactions with books for the parents, caregivers and children to experience together. This can be best done in an intimate setting without interruptions and distractions.

Please note:
• To provide the best storytime experience for you and your child, weekly programs will be held in the children’s Activity Room.
• Each session of ‘Little Listeners’ will be limited to 15 children and their caregivers.
• Each session of ‘Fantastic Friends’ will be limited to 20 children.
• Pre-registration is not required but space is limited.
• Admission to storytime will be by nametag.
• Nametags will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tips for parents and caregivers:

• Please discuss storytime with your child before you come. It helps young children to be prepared when they know what is expected of them.
• Continue the storytime experience by checking out books to take home for your child.
• For ‘Fantastic Friends,’ please stay in the Children’s Room while your child is attending the storytime. Be prepared to promptly join your child when the door opens.
• Just like you, other parents will appreciate a sick child skipping a week.
• If you have any questions, please ask the children’s librarians for assistance.


Little Listeners and Fantastic Friends

will begin the week of February 2nd and run through April 9th. Call for details.

Little Listeners
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• 4 sessions weekly
• 15 children per session with a caregiver
• 20-25 minutes of books, lapjogs, fingerplays, flannel board, music and movement

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am and 11am

Fantastic Friends

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• 1 session weekly
• 20 children per session, independent listeners
• 30-45 minutes of books, fingerplays, flannel board, music, movement and craft.

Thursdays, 10am

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TumbleBook Library

Welcome to the TumbleBook Library!

The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginning readers and older independent readers. You can read along and listen or read on your own.

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Funded by a donation from the Waterford Rotary


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