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Upcoming Children's Events

Winter Reading Olympics at Wilton Library

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

You won't need to travel all the way to Pyeong Chang, South Korea to take part in our 2018 Winter Reading Olympics at Wilton Library. During the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, young readers will have to complete different reading challenges, inspired by Olympic events, in order to place in bronze, silver or gold. Grab your bobsled, skis, or skates and make your way over to Wilton's Children's Library between February 1st and the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics (February 9th) to sign up! Children must be able to read on their own. Please call the Children’s Library at 203-762-6336 with any questions.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloon by Hans de Beer. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  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 look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There will be 6 workshop programs.  There is no session Feb. 19. Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett Brown; illustrated by Ron Barrett. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Join us at the Wilton Library to say Happy 114th Birthday to Dr. Seuss! Listen to some of his most famous stories and enjoy a visit from a very tricky Cat with a big striped Hat. There will be crafts and coloring sheets as well. Ages 3 and up, caretakers must stay with children under 8. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Tea with Belle

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come to Wilton Library and Be Our Guest for a Tea party with Belle! At this fabulous fundraiser, children will meet and greet the popular Disney Princess, enjoy some scrumptious refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. A wonderful photo opportunity for all! Costumes encouraged. $25.00 per child, register and pay at the Children's Library Reference Desk.

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program continues to teach caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There are 3 remaining workshop programs.   Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Storytime STEM

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a correlating STEM craft and activity and a whole group science demonstration. This week's story is Lucky O'Leprechaun by Jana Dillon. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Let's Make Something! with TinkerCAD

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

3D Computer Design: Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free online Computer Aid Design program, to make a simple 3D puzzle! For ages 8-12 only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

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Help Locate Liam the Library Leprechaun!

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

From March 10 to St. Patrick's Day, children will be able to look for Liam the Library Leprechaun all over Wilton Library! Every day Liam will be in a new location somewhere in the library and children will find him and tell us about it. Great opportunities for a funny photo! No registration required.

(Not) Just for Kids - Tap! Bang! Boom! – Percussion

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their percussion instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in this hour-long presentation. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Last date in series: May 12, 2018 – Soft and Sweet – Winds. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Saint Patrick's Day Crafts

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some fun crafts! No registration required. 

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program continues to teach caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There are 3 remaining workshop programs.   Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Ready Readers

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for this drop-in story time. Each week we will explore different topics such as woodland creatures, transportation, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and more.  Children will hear stories, watch short book films, as well as participate in fun activities and crafts.  Ages 4 and 5 with caregivers in the building. No session Jan. 15.  No registration, no fee.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the 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. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 charge.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. Lottery registration filled. 

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun! Registration required, ages 2-6. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Cupcake Club

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Follow step-by-step instructions to decorate a fancy cupcake! For children ages 6 - 12.  Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

CoderDojo Python Class

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all middle-schoolers for a fun-filled and educational session of Python !!..... Nope not the deadly snake but a programming language which drives all cool computer programs. Learning the Python language is kind of like learning the rules of grammar for a spoken language. This class is for kids with no programming experience. The class will be held at Wilton library every Saturday from 10am to 11am, starting on Feb 10 for six weeks, ending March 17. It is an on-going program where each week builds on the previous week skills.

This class is taught by Nish Wangneo, a sophomore in Wilton High School taking AP Computer Science. If interested, please send email to wiltoncoderdojo@gmail.com with the following information: Name of student; Grade; Email address of Parent/Guardian. 

Please bring: A laptop - borrow one from somebody if need be; a notebook & pen to jot down important notes and tips; a parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay in the library during the session.

Learn More

More Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:45am

The Baby Signs® Program continues to teach caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently.  Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity. The signs are learned through activities, songs, and a book.  Every participant will go home with a handout.  There are 3 remaining workshop programs.   Please register for each session separately.  Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  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 look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning or in the afternoon. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer! Drop-in. No registration.

Little STEM Studio

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Children and their caregivers will listen to a read aloud of a popular children's picture book and rotate through correlating STEM stations. Registration required, supported by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Dig Into a Book with a Police Officer

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Meet, greet, and read with a Wilton Police Officer either in the morning or in the afternoon. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages to meet and be read to by a police officer! Drop-in. No registration.

Movement and Dance for Little Ones

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join a fun time of moving, grooving, jumping, shaking, singing and playing instruments. A great Friday morning work-out!  Drop in. No registration required. No session 3/16.

Drumming with Mr. K

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Get ready to feel the rhythm and join us for a special, hands-on drumming program. Children ages 4-8 years old will learn a brief history of African drums and the process of drum making from Mr. K, who has been making African drums and leading drum circles for many years. The little drummers will then have the opportunity to participate in a drum circle using instruments, such as the Djembe and the Dundun. The children will even make their very own drums out of various recycled materials to take home. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

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