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

Summer Reading Time will soon be here! This year’s theme is Animals and Art. Many different animals will visit the library and provide learning and picture opportunities for everyone. There will also be art programs for children through out the summer. Keep checking our page for current updates.

Check out details about our upcoming programs below or on the Children’s Events page!

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

Click here to see the full list of 2017 Summer Reading Programs!

Children's Events

Drum Away the Blues

Drum Away the Blues

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30pm for a rhythm-based relaxation program, “Drum Away the Blues.” Using assorted percussion instruments, music educator/percussionist Craig Harris provides adults and children with the key to stress relief tools for emotional balance. “Stress is about dreading the past or fearing the future,” said Harris, “When one plays a drum or percussion instrument, they’re immediately transported into the present.” There is no registration required for this free program, so bring the family!

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.


Summer Music for Children

Summer Music for Children

Tuesdays, check calendar for specific dates

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Come to the Library and cool off with some cool summer time music. This is your time to spend singing and dancing with your children. Scarves and shakers, beach balls and instruments will add to the fun.