Children’s Events — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Children

StorytimeTerrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Join Wilton Library for 2 and 3-year old story time.  Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. This program runs through Nov. 11.

StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee. This program runs through Nov. 11.

Literary Littles

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4 – 6 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. No registration, no fee. This program runs through Nov. 11.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old.  This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area.  No registration, no fee.  Caregivers must be present. This program runs through Nov. 12.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This program runs through Nov. 12.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4 – 5 p.m.
Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club.  Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more.  Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library’s Lego® collection.  There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come, first served basis each week.  Tickets will be passed out at the Children’s reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Nov. 13, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

**Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children’s Library desk starting July 2014 and must be returned by August 28, 2014. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Nov. 13, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. **Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children’s Library desk starting July 2014 and must be returned by August 28, 2014. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale

Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21
Friday 12 – 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

Everyone is covered in this fundraiser – from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs. Sunday everything is half-priced.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club

Tuesday, Sept. 23 , 3 – 4 p.m.
Children in grades 4 and 5 are invited to join Wilton Library’s new Nutmeg book club. The Nutmeg Book Award is a program designed for kids in the state of Connecticut. Each year children have the opportunity to read ten carefully chosen books and then vote for their favorite in May. There are two levels for children: Elementary (grades 2-4) and Intermediate (grades 4-6). In this club kids can choose to read one of the assigned monthly books or all two or three. We will come together to discuss the books, have snacks, play games, and do other fun book-related activities. This month’s book choices are Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts (Elem.) and Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School. Registration required; no fee.

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Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm.  Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk.  Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card!  During the month of September the focus will be seeds.  Registration required, no fee.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Additional dates:  Oct. 29 pumpkins; Nov. 12 animals preparing for winter.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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Tales to TailsTales to Tails

Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.

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Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, October 29, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm.  Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk.  Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card!  During the month of October the focus will be on pumpkins.  Registration required, no fee.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Last date:  Nov. 12 animals preparing for winter.

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Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm.  Caregivers and children will meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk.  Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card!  During the month of October the focus will be on animals preparing for winter.  Registration required, no fee.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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