Children ages 2 and 3 years old and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This is a 9-week program. No registration, no fee.
Children in grades K and up can drop in to play in the 'STEM sandbox'. Various Children's Library STEM stations will be available for kids to explore. Some stations will include Dash and Dot robots, Code-a-pillars, stop-motion animation apps, gears, and more. Each week will have different stations. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under the age of 12. Adult participation is encouraged. Supported by the Amadeo Family.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at 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 is a 9-week program.
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 is a 9-week program.
The Gingerbread Man and Hansel & Gretel will be there. So will the Three Little Pigs. Won't you join us? Come hear their stories any Wednesday in May. Ages 5 and up.
Children ages 0-5 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! No registration required.
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 accounts. 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 for children under 12 years. Registration required.
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 May 29. No registration, no fee. Call for details 203-762-6336.
Come to the 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.
Children ages 2 - 4 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! In June, the focus will be chickens.
Summer is coming and what better way to celebrate than with ice cream! First we'll hear a story or two about ice cream and then we will make our own. Join us for a fun hour! This program is designed for ages 6-12. Registration required.
Come to Wilton Library and make your Dad an awesome Father's Day gift. Easy to create cards and other crafts to show your Dad how much you love him. Drop in, no registration required. Caregivers must stay with children 8 and under. Ages 8 to 12, caregivers must remain in the building.
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.
Join Wilton Library this summer for our Water, Wind & World Summer Reading Program. Children can register on Wandoo Reader, an online reading log to keep track of their reading anywhere they go as long as they have an internet connection. By reading, logging, and completing challenges, kids will be eligible for benchmark prizes throughout the summer. The Water, Wind & World program stimulates kids’ imaginations with wonderful stories and fun activities while learning about ecosystems, animals, and resources in the world they live in. Drop-in story times, drop-in activities, large-group enrichment and entertainment programs and animal visits are just some of the events planned though August 25. Think of us as your free stay-at-home summer camp experience. Registration begins June 23.
Children who are not yet entering Kindergarten are invited to participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program for the summer and beyond. During the summer, children will receive a special bonus prize for visiting the library each week. Make sure children say ‘hello’ to a Children's Librarian and sign up for Wilton Library cards in their names! In person registration required. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Wilton Library is sponsored by Tiger Tales, and Cohen and Wolf. Call the Children’s Library for details at 203-762-6336.
Bee Keeper Mike Carey will come in and talk about bee keeping in an interactive format. He will bring a new beehive, along with some other beekeeping equipment to use as props. He will discuss the different kinds of bees that are found in the hive, the various duties of the bees, how they collect food and make honey, how they communicate with each other, their importance in our food production. Participants will pot a small flowering plant that attracts bees to take home. Ages K and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, up to 40 participants.
For a fascinating and educational program come to Wilton Library and see Christine Peyreigne's wonderful birds of prey. She will use the opportunity to teach children about the dangers these birds face in the wild and the things we can do to help them. Registration required, for grades K and up.