Children’s Programs

 Programs for Children & Teens
Summer 2015

Programs are open to both North Haven residents and non-residents. You may register online with the North Haven Library Events Calendar at the upper left, in person, or by phone at 203-239-5803. Phone registrations will not be taken prior to 10 am.  See program listing for details. All programs are free.

As a courtesy to others, you must call a staff member in the Children’s Department if your child is registered for a program but cannot attend.

Failure to do so will result in your child being dropped from future programs.

 

The Wonderful World of Toys  –  Summer Reading Club

Win Fabulous Prizes at the North Haven Library – It’s Free and It’s Fun

June 19th – August 14th

Have you ever played the Game of Life? What about Ker-Plunk or Pac-Man? Or maybe Candy Land is more up your alley. If you don’t have a Clue, then you may be in Trouble, so take a Risk and join the Summer Reading Club to play games in our Wonderful World of Toys! Our game room takes Concentration,

because it’s a seriously fun Operation. It won’t Monopolize your time – just 15 minutes of reading a day.

Children must register in person at the North Haven Library starting June 19th  through August 1st.
Teen Reading Club

July 1st – July 31st

Middle to High school students: all you need to do is read for 30 minutes each day in July to receive a raffle ticket per day for a chance to win amazing prizes.  Registration begins on July 1stand is down in the Children’s Department.

 
Krafty Kids

Wednesday, July 29 at 10:15 – 10:45 am

Ages 3 ½ – 5

Story, craft, and tons of fun. Registration is required and begins on July 17 for residents and July24 for non-residents.

 

Art Smarts

Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Ages 4 – 6

Calling young artists! Bring your creativity and “meet” a famous artist. Learn about an artist and the technique they used and then create your own artwork using that technique. Registration is required and begins on July 17 for residents and July 24 for non-residents.

 

Retro Game Day

Friday, July 31 at 10:15 – 11:15 am

Ages 5 – 10

Retro toy and game day is back by popular demand! Send a Slinky down the stairs or try your hand at classic games from Jacks to Jump rope. Walk on stilts back to the ‘the good old days” to play with retro toys like Etch a Sketch, our View –Master reels or Lite Brite.  Drop-in at your convenience!

 

Picnic and Performance – Flow Circus

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy family entertainment on the North Haven Library Lawn

Monday, August 3 at 7 pm-8 pm

Flow Circus’ magic and juggling is sure to engage the audience in this exciting performance. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the library’s community room.

 

Art Smarts

Tuesday, August 4 at 10:15 – 10:45 am

Ages 4 – 6

Calling young artists! Bring your creativity and “meet” a famous artist. Learn about an artist and the technique they used and then create your own artwork using that technique. Registration is required and begins on July 24 for residents and July 31 for non-residents.

 

American Girl Doll and Teddy Bear Library Party

Wednesday, August 5 at 10:15- 10:45 am

Ages 4 – 8

Calling all kids! Come to our American Girl Doll and Teddy Bear Library party. Bring your favorite doll or teddy bear to make a miniature library craft and enjoy a “just for the occasion” treat. Registration is required and begins on July 24 for residents and July 31 for non-residents.

 

HodgePodge Craft

Tuesday, August 11 at 10:15 – 11:30

Ages  2 – 12

Maybe you missed some of our great crafts during the year. Now you can try your hand at one or more of these crafts.  Supplies are limited so come early or drop in at your convenience! No registration required.

 

Off to Kindergarten

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:15 – 10:45

Ages: Children attending kindergarten in September

A program designed to get your child ready for kindergarten with a story, craft, songs and rhymes.  Registration is required and begins on July 24 for residents and July 31 for non-residents.