Drop by Wilton Library and make some fun Holiday Crafts! Materials for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Winter Solstice crafts will be available for children to stop in and make something wonderful to celebrate the season
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.
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.
Each month the Cryptozoology Club will feature a different legendary beast. Kids in grades 3 - 6 will read about them, see film clips that MIGHT be real and talk about whether the creature really exists. January’s creature: BIGFOOT! Join the group as it journeys from Bluff Creek, CA to Connecticut's own Litchfield Hills on the trail of the U.S.'s most famous cryptid. Call it Sasquatch, Skunk Ape or Winsted Wildman, it's a beast with a rep as big as its shoe size. Kids will view film clips, listen to stories, weigh the evidence and decide when they should rely on what they see and read. Snacks will be served-- enough to satisfy any primate's appetite! Registration required, Grades 3-6.
Join us for a special event, where we will have activities and discussions about the books you've read and the movies you've seen during the December 23 through January 9 book and movie challenge!
Come and celebrate the birthday of author A.A. Milne and his most enduring creation, Winnie the Pooh! There will be story time, a movie, music and special games like 'Pin the tail on Eeyore' and the 'Hop like a Tigger' race. Bring your own teddy bear and make him a scarf to keep him warm! You can also guess how many gummy bears can fit in a honey pot! Drop in, no registration required. Ages 3 and up suggested.
Children in grades 3 through 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 The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt (Elem.), Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett (Elem.), Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods (Inter.) and White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan (Inter.) This program is a partnership between Wilton Library and Cider Mill School. Registration required; no fee.