Please keep in mind that the following programs are subject to change as the situation surrounding Covid-19 evolves. Registration is limited to ensure safety.

 


Storytime Programs 

In-Person Story times

Friday Toddler Story Time –

Please email Mrs. Linda :  gunnjr@gunnlibrary.org

Fridays (through August 19) @ 11 am– These programs feature seasonal themes and offer relaxed and friendly social time for parents, caregivers and their toddlers.  Bring a friend or make some new ones! Registration is required as space is limited to ensure social distancing.

 

Bilingual Story Time (for all ages)

Thursday, July 14 @ 10:30 
Thursday, August 4 @ 10:30 

The Gunn Junior Library is pleased to welcome Literacy Volunteers on the Green for a fun, interactive bilingual story time in both English and Spanish with fingerplays, songs and a fun craft! LVG is located in New Milford and offers free English language and literacy skills and tutoring for adult learners in Northwestern CT. LVG encourages Family Literacy in the home through bilingual children’s books and storytelling allowing parents and children to embrace their native language and culture while learning English. For more information on LVG, visit their website at: https://www.lvg-ct.org/ To register for this program contact Linda Morse at gunnjr@gunnlibrary.org. 


 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Kicks off on June 25!

Summer is right around the corner and that means Summer Reading at the Gunn Memorial Library. This year’s theme is “Read beyond the Beaten Path” designed to get you outside to explore the natural world around you! Upon registration, children will receive a reading log to track time spent reading and a book bag filled with goodies to get you started. Each hour read earns you a ticket to redeem for a special prize! Sign-ups begin June 25th and you can register in person at the library.

 

 

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Thursday afternoons @ 12:30 starting June 30

The Junior Library welcomes back Litchfield County’s 4-H program through the University of Connecticut for an in-person summer program series. Children are invited to learn about agriculture & 4-H. We will explore the various aspects of planting & growing, fishing, sewing, and eating the foods most familiar to Connecticut natives. Mark your calendars for afternoon fun at the library this summer!            To register please call 860-868-2310 or email Ms. Linda at gunnjr@gunnlibrary.org.

Thursday, June 30 @ 12:30- Exploring 4-H- You might be wondering “What is 4-H?” And “will it be interesting to my children?” We will be covering topics from animals and plants to crafts and the environment. There is something for everyone! Explore all aspects of 4-H. 

Thursday, July 7 @ 12:30 – Under the Water- What lives under the water? Dive into the living things that live under the water like: Fish, clams, oysters, and plants. We will learn about water species in Connecticut Rivers and the Long Island Sound. 

Thursday, July 14 @ 12:30- Udderly Underrated– Do you know where milk comes from? Let’s learn about all the products that are made with milk. From cheese, butter and of course ice cream! We will break down all of the great dairy products! 

Thursday, July 21 @ 12:30- I speak to the trees– Ever read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss? This week we will learn about the life cycles of plants and the trees we love so much. You will even be able to bring a vegetable plant home with you to start your journey in gardening and growing your own food! 

Build the Forest Community with White Memorial Conservation Center

Saturday, July 23 @ 1 pm

In-person program

White Memorial Conservation Center will discuss the interconnectedness of all life in a forest community. Kids will understand this connection firsthand as they construct a community of forest creatures out of sticks. In addition, they will get to meet several forest residents up close to learn how each species is so important to the community they inhabit.  To register please call or email Ms. Linda at 860-868-2310 or gunnjr@gunnlibrary.org