• Our Children's Librarian Kathi Gordon and her friend George

Children are back to school and the library has lots of new books to help with homework as well as pleasure reading. Encourage your children to read every day and share their thoughts and enjoyment with you. Make coming to the library a part of your routine. Check our web page often to see new events that are coming up and mark your calendars.

Check out our new Crazy 8s Math club for ages Kindergarten through 5th grade and help children learn that math can be fun outside of school.

Our popular Toddler science program is now back on the schedule so be sure and join us on Tuesday mornings at 11 for science, music and fun. Ages 3 and up will learn about the world around them while they play and have fun.

All programs will be listed on the website calendar and facebook.

To contact Kathleen Gordon please call 203-734-1492 or e-mail derbynecklibrary@yahoo.com

 

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Repeating Children's Programs

Prethrees

Prethrees

Mondays, please check calendar for specific dates.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ages Birth-3Yrs

Program includes finger plays, stories, music, nursery rhymes, flannel boards and puppets

(Drop in – no registration)

Prethrees classes are for ages Birth-3yrs and offer age appropriate stories, finger plays, Nursery rhymes, puppets, coloring pages and music. Name tags and a different theme are provided each week.


Mommy and Me: Art Partners

Mommy and Me: Art Partners

Mondays, Please check calendar for specific dates.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Come and enjoy art projects with your child. Working together you will explore different mediums such as crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, paint and finger paint. Both you and your child can open up a new expressive world to explore as you share time together creating your own art. All ages are welcome. Toddlers will enjoy coloring and painting with their grownups and babies will also be a part of the experience, as they sit on your lap and watch how you create art using the different materials. All supplies will be provided.


Been There Done That Music

Been There Done That Music

Tuesdays, Please check calendar for specific dates.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Been There Done That Movin’ On Twos and Threes is for children who have been coming to the classes for a while and are capable of following more specific directions to musical games and are ready to learn new songs. Each week a different type of instrument is introduced and shared.


Music and Movement

Music and Movement

Thursdays, please check calendar for specific dates.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Music and Movement programs are for ages Birth to 5 and use instruments, scarves and singing to enhance children’s language proficiency.  Songs and dancing combine to help children learn about rhythm and practice motor skills needed to improve their communication abilities. Scarves and musical instruments add to the fun. Classes regularly occur on Thursdays at 10am and 11am.


Music and Movement

Music and Movement

Thursdays, please check calendar for specific dates.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Music and Movement programs are for ages Birth to 5 and use instruments, scarves and singing to enhance children’s language proficiency.  Songs and dancing combine to help children learn about rhythm and practice motor skills needed to improve their communication abilities. Scarves and musical instruments add to the fun. Classes regularly occur on Thursdays at 10am and 11am.


Toddler Science

Toddler Science

Tuesdays, please check calendar for specific dates.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Toddler Science is for children ages 3 and up. Experiments, books, music and crafts encourage you and your child to explore the world around you. Relearn things you forgot as you work with your toddler to learn about such subjects as space, magnetism, chemistry and physics. Classes regularly occur on Tuesday at 11am.


Crazy 8s Math Club

Crazy 8s Math Club

Wednesdays, please check calendar for specific dates.

4:15 am - 5:15 am

Join our Crazy 8s Math club, where you will build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess! You will get to do mischief – making activities like Glow-in -the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy dice and Toilet paper Olympics, and you will get to take home some cool gadgets too. Register by calling 203-734-1492 or in person at the library. Ages Kindergarten through 2nd grade.