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Weekly Programs

  • Storytime: Mondays at 10:30 am beginning October 16 for ages 2-5. Join us for themed stories, songs, and a craft.
    • October 16: Pumpkins
    • October 23: Hedgehogs
    • October 30: Halloween
  • Homeschool Fridays: Fridays at 10:30 am beginning October 13 in the Community Room, for ages 5+. A fun learning program for homeschoolers. We'll be featuring STEM, art, Makerspace, and more!
    • October 13: Pumpkin Science
    • October 20: Open Makerspace Play
    • October 27: LEGO® Charades

Special Programs

  • Studio Ghibli Movie & Paint Night: Friday, September 22 from 3:00-6:00 pm in the Community Room. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of renowned filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and discover the magic of his world by painting watercolor postcards. Bring an address to have it delivered!
  • Pokemon Card Trading: Wednesday, September 27 at 4:30 pm in the Community Room. All children are welcome to come and participate - whether it be to screen a Pokémon episode, trade Pokémon cards, or both!
  • Eastern CT Children's Book Fair: Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Windham Senior Center (1 Jillson Square, Willimantic). Join us and the Friends of the Willimantic Public Library to meet some of Connecticut’s children’s book authors and illustrators. Listen to readings and presentations by the authors, buy their books, and get the books signed by the authors. There will be children’s activities and free books for each child aged 0-18 who attends. Read more about the Book Fair and participating authors.
  • Family Science Night: Pumpkin Science: Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room, for families with kids ages 5+. Join us for some pumpkin science! We'll do three interactive science activities together, all featuring that favorite fall fruit. Registration required.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing: Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 pm at the Walnut Street parking garage, for all ages. Meet us on the top level of the parking garage to view the partial solar eclipse! We'll have SUNoculars on hand to safely view the sun, and will be sharing some eclipse fun facts and activities. (Weather permitting.)
  • Pajama Storytime: Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 pm for ages 3+. Come to the library in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal! We'll read bedtime stories and do a craft together.
  • LEGO® Charades: Monday, October 23 at 4:30 pm for ages 6+. Play a game of LEGO® charades, where instead of acting out the word your teammates need to guess, you'll build it with LEGO®!
  • Little Picassos: Friday, October 27 at 10:00 am for ages 2-4. Join us one Friday a month for a fun art program just for toddlers! Please dress for a mess!
  • A Very Harry Halloween: Monday, October 30 at 3:00 pm in the Community Room, for all ages. Join us for a film, spooky snacks, and a craft, all inspired by our favorite wizard!

Backpack Kits

We have 12 emotions backpacks and 18 puppet, musical instrument, and sensory toy backpacks available for checkout, along with our Sprout educational backpacks. Several of the backpacks are bilingual English/Spanish. Try one today! List of backpacks

Online Resources for Kids


Miss Humblebee's Academy

World Almanac for Kids

Find a list of even more resources for children on our All Online Resources page.

New Books for Kids


Websites for Libraries