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