Welcome to the Children’s Department!
The Children’s Department of the Southbury Library provides a safe, nurturing and culturally stimulating environment for children and adults that encourages lifelong reading and learning.
In our beautiful area, we feature a circulation desk with library assistants to check out books, offer readers’ advisory assistance and place materials on hold. We also have a self check out computer for simple transactions. Our library knight, Sir Read-A-Lot, is always at attention to watch over the day’s events.
Use one of our Kindle Fire tablets loaded with preschool games for our littlest patrons’ education and enjoyment needs. We also have puzzles, pictures to color, and a cornucopia of toys for our children to enjoy in our preschool area.
For our school age children, we have a bank of computers in our reference area. To log on, all that is needed is a valid library card. Printing is black and white at 10 cents a page. As time allows, we have reference help available at the Reference Desk.
Storytimes and booktalks for all ages are offered year round. Other monthly programs can include Storytime Yoga, Lego to the Library Club, and Movies & Munchies, a monthly Friday night movie event, in addition to our extremely popular Summer Reading Program. Check our calendar and website links for details.
The Friends of the Southbury Library have purchased passes for a variety of area museums that are available for checkout to Southbury patrons over 18 yrs of age. For a list of museums & discount information check the link on the Library’s website.
The Children’s Department encourages volunteering at the Library for grades 4 and up through the Junior Friends of the Library. This group meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:00. Check the Teen Department portion of the website for more volunteer opportunities and programming.