• 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.

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

 

Children's Events

St. Patrick's Day Celebration with the Kerry Boys

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with the Kerry Boys

Saturday, March 24, 2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Connecticut’s premier Irish balladeers, the Kerry Boys, will return to the Derby Neck Library on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 pm for a performance in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day. An annual tradition here at the library, the Kerry Boys will perform a free one hour set of Irish favorites as well as some originals for Derby Neck patrons of all ages.

The Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from the county Kerry Ireland now a Cheshire, CT resident, and Pierce Campbell, (CT’s official State Troubadour 2007/08) from Prospect, CT. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish Balladeers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 25 years ago, and have been dazzling audiences from Maine to Pennsylvania ever since.

There is no registration required for this event, but it is a very popular program and seating will fill up quick. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Derby Neck Library.

 

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 is open to any age children, but also meets the needs of children who have been coming for a while and are ready to begin following directions to the music. Grownups with babies are welcome, as they will be able to hold them and dance along with the other children. Children will have the opportunity to use scarves, bells, eggs, and shakers, as well as be introduced to drums, sticks and the guitar.


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.