Parenting Collections & Programs

Children don’t come with instructions, but that doesn’t mean you have to raise your child alone. We have books and videos to help you get through those early days, the tantrums, all the way up to the Birds and the Bees. We support early literacy in pre-readers with special services and programs for them.

We also offer programs throughout the year to address common childhood issues. View upcoming programs

Homework Help

Our youth services librarians have curated a list of the best and most helpful resources to assist your child with their homework. The four study guides on American Colonies and Revolution, Connecticut and Darien, Earth and Space, and Western Expansion are aimed at specific school units. View all of the Homework Help resources.

Early Literacy

You can still support early literacy when you’re not at storytime in the library! Just make sure to Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play with your child at home and on the go. For more information including tips, book recommendations, and songs check out our Early Literacy page.

Storytimes and Programs

Storytimes are for babies, toddlers and children up to age 5. The Children’s Library offers other programs for children up to age 12. Some programs are registered which is done during an open registration period. Others are weekly Drop-In Programs for anyone to join without prior notice. View Storytime listings

Recommended Reading

Class & Group Visits

The Children’s Library will come visit your preschool, or will host class and group visits in the Library. We’ll talk about specific topics per your request.