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Family Fun ProgramsAs fall leaves finish their show and life turns indoors, keep the children entertained on Saturday afternoons with activities at the Gunn Junior Library. All programs last approximately one hour. Please register to assure adequate supplies.
All programs are free and open to everyone. Please call to register so adequate supplies and space will be available.
- Saturday, December 7th, drop in from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Gingerbread House Decorating
Create your very own frosty, sweet mini cottage to take home and add to your holiday decorations. Please bring a bag of loose, unwrapped candy to share. Premade houses and icing will be supplied.
- Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 p.m. Movie Matinee
We'll featuring a favorite holiday children's film Rated G. Popcorn will be served. Please call the Library for film title.
- Saturday, December 28 at 1:00 p.m. Jester Jim Show
After Christmas, entertain your family and your holiday guests by attending this rousing performance, filled with juggling, drumming, beat box and comedy. Presentation will be held in the Wykeham Room.
- Monday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 or 3:00 p.m. Movie Matinee
During the Holiday break, bring the children to the library for a matinee movie; choose from three different show times - whichever fits your schedule best! Popcorn will be served. For show details, call the Junior Library at 860-868-2310 or email email@example.com.
Holiday Sale Donations Needed!
The Gunn Junior Library is seeking items for our Children's Holiday Sale, which will take place December 12 - 14. In the next few weeks please look around your home and closets to find any pretty, useful, fun, new and nearly new items that you no longer need and would like to donate to the Children's Holiday Sale.
The Children's Holiday Sale is an opportunity for children to shop for presents for immediate family members at an inexpensive price. It is a wonderful experience for donors and shoppers alike. Your donations make this special shopping experience possible. Drop-offs gratefully accepted all through November.
Dig into Reading: Success!We wish to thank all the children, parents and especially our volunteers for their participation and enthusiasm.
255 children signed up 4516 hours of reading were accomplished 87 prizes were awarded, many from donations from you! Special "Thank Yous" to our fantastic volunteers:
Nooks for Kids!Check out a new Nook Simple Touch or Nook Color Tablet from the Junior Library! Children’s classics come to life using one of our new e-book readerss. Read stories to your kids or let the Nook read to them! Some selections are interactive for even more fun. Chapter books are available for independent readers too. The devices are loaned for 7 days.
Scholastic BookFlixScholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for children from preschool to 3rd grade which pairs award-winning classic fiction video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This interactive site includes not only great books but lots of games, educational activities and additional links for children to explore.
For home access, go to Scholastic BookFlix Online and enter your 14-digit library card number.
Email Notification ServiceWould you like to be notified by email about upcoming events, Saturday programs and storytimes being held in the Junior Library? We have an email list to inform parents and caregivers of upcoming events by email. If you would like to be included, please contact the library either by email, phone or in person in the Junior Library.
Family PassesAre you looking for something fun to do? The Junior Library has "Family Passes" to the following local museums and nature centers. Passes may be checked out for three days.
- Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport
We have one pass for free admission for 2 Adults and 4 Children.
- Connecticut Science Center in Hartford
Discount coupons good for 20% off general admission for up to 4 people.
- CT State Parks & Forests Day Pass
Two passes cover parking and/or entrance fees for two at all parks and forests where there is an established charge.
- Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center in Westport
Free passes for a family of four to Natureplace and the live animal hall and native plant courtyard.
- Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington
General admission for a family of four, plus a 10% discount in the gift shop.
- Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk
$2 Discount on Combination Ticket (Aquarium & IMAX) for up to 6 people. 4 passes available.
- Mystic Aquarium in Mystic
$6 Discount for Adults and $4 Discount for Children (ages 3-17) to Aquarium. 2 passes available.
- Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
The ARTpass offers free general admission for up to two adults and two children (ages 6-17).
Fun & Educational Web SitesIf you have found a site you like, please e-mail us and we'll include it here.
- Ask Kids
- The Best Children's Books
- B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
- Enchanted Learning
- Fact Monster
- How Stuff Works
- Internet Public Library
- Jump Start
- Lil Fingers Storybooks
- Literacy Websites for Preschoolers
- Magic School Bus
- NASA Kids
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