Storytime Programs 


Morning Toddler Storytime

Brr! Toddlers get your hats, mittens, boots, and coats on, and get ready for our snowy winter story times for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.  A cheery program of stories, music, rhymes, and crafts designed for busy toddlers.

Fridays, February 23rd – April 12th              10:30-11am

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Afternoon Preschool Storytime

Fridays, February 23rd – April 12th                          2:15-3pm

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For 3-4-year-olds and their caregivers.  This program promotes social skills through stories, fingerplays, flannel board activities, music, and crafts.  These programs feature seasonal themes and offer relaxed and friendly social time for moms, as well as preschoolers.  Bring a friend or make some new ones!


Kindergarten & 1st Grade Story Craft

Tuesdays, February 27th – April 9th          3:30-4:15pm

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It’s cold outside but come stay cozy at the library with books while listening to stories about snow, winter, winter animals, and spring flowers.



2nd & 3rd Grade Story Craft

Thursdays, February 29th – April 11th          3:30-4:15pm

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This program will be hosted by guests from the community who will share their interests and love of books with children.


Drop-In Game Club – 11am

Saturday, March 16th 

Saturday, May 18th


A monthly Game Club for middle school and up. Hosted by the library and Jake Gervasio, a sophomore at Shepaug. And will consist of a handful of card/board games like Uno, Phase 10, games with a standard deck of cards and more!



‘Creating Musical Readers’ Jack and the Beanstalk program with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 13th  1-2pm 

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The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Creating Musical Readers’ is a musical literacy program for children ages 10 and under.  WSO musicians bring beloved children’s stories to life, reading aloud and playing their instruments to enact or underscore key moments of the story as part of a very unique “story time,” transforming young lives by educating, inspiring and connecting.

In this program, children experience live performance up close and enjoy an INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO like no other.  A magical “all eyes, ears and senses open” moment, a transformative experience that opens new realms for our youngest.

Jack and the Beanstalk is a 45-minute family program suitable for ages 4 and up, with live reading of children’s book accompanied by Waterbury Symphony Orchestra musician, featuring double bassist Ed Allman alongside the classic English fairy tale, registration required.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Saturday, April 27th  1-2pm 

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A Teddy Bear Picnic!  Bring a favorite cuddly teddy bear, or another stuffed animal, for an indoor “picnic.”  They will enjoy old fashioned field day games like egg and spoon race, hopscotch, bean bag toss and parachute. Bear-themed treats and lemonade will be available. Our activities will be based on the beloved children’s book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, and will also include sensory play that will have you using all your senses to learn new things.


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