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Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

Upcoming Children's Events

Minecraft Club

Saturday, May. 23, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, May. 23, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, May. 26, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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.

Look, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, May. 26, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, May. 27, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, May. 27, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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.

Lego® Club

Wednesday, May. 27, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join the Lego® Club. Sessions 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 serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's Library reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May. 28, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

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 March 2015 and must be returned by April 6, 2015. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, May. 28, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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 March 2015 and must be returned by April 6, 2015. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, May. 29, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 1, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

When children are away, the teddy bears will play! Bring one of your favorite stuffed animals to the library, read them a bedtime story, and then kiss your teddy goodnight so they can begin their sleepover. Who knows what mischief our fuzzy friends will get up to at night when the library is closed? Come back the next morning and find out during a special story time! All ages are welcome and don't forget to wear your pajamas when you drop off your teddy!  Drop off: June 2nd between 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pick up and story time: June 3rd from 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Teddy Bear Sleepover Pick Up

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Come to the library the morning of Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:15am to find out during a special story time what your fuzzy friends did on their Teddy Bear Sleepover!  

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Jun. 5, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended; no fee. Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 5, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 6, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 8, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Ambler Farm Reads

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

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 June, the focus is on chickens. Registration required; no fee. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 12, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 13, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 15, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Bending Gravity

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

To start off the Summer Reading Program, “Everything STEMs from Reading,” Wilton Library presents Eric Girardi and “Bending Gravity.” He is a performance artist who exhibits breathtaking mastery of object manipulation including juggling, yoyos and more. His amazing blend of physics and magic will entrance the audience.

Registration required; ages K and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children 8 and older must have caregivers remain in the building. 

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Thursday, Jun. 18, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Friday, Jun. 19, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 19, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Everything STEMs from Reading Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Saturday, Jun. 20, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Time to once again prove that Wilton kids are the best readers in the land! With the annual Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library, children will sign up to show how much reading they can do because “Everything STEMs from Reading!” The program goes from Tuesday, June 16, to Sunday, August 23. There will be benchmark prizes and children will be able to keep track of their progress online using the new Wandoo Reader. If you stop by the Children’s Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program between June 16 – 20 during regular library hours, you will get a bonus prize!  The online program is a game this year.  Can you help the robot power up? You will earn credits by reading, and then you can use the credits to upgrade your robot.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 20, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 22, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

Learn to Code with Dash and Dot

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children in grades 3 and 4 are invited to join this new coding program.  Using two different robots, Dash and Dot, kids will have the chance to explore click-and-drag coding and computer programming.  Each week there will be a new challenge for the kids to work on in teams.  Space is limited, registration is required for children.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Dash and Dot are products of Wonder Workshop, Inc. 

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, Jun. 26, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club.  Throughout the spring, summer, and fall we will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden.  During the month of April we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for springtime planting.  This is a fun activity for the whole family!  Please contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950, ext. 225

Minecraft Club

Saturday, Jun. 27, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, Jun. 27, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Exploring the Five Senses

Monday, Jun. 29, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this.  Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!

On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.

Registration required; no fee.  Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family. 

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