Program Descriptions

The Children’s Room has programs for children of all ages. With early literacy classes, family story times, book clubs, after school programs, special events, and more, Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library are where you belong!

Special Events | Main Library Programs | Fairfield Woods Branch Library Programs

Register online, in-person or by telephone starting at 9:00 am. 
Drop-in Programs: Drop-in program means that the class does not require advance registration. However, participants must pick up a ticket from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program. Due to limited space, tickets will be handed out. We begin to give tickets out 30 minutes prior to the program start.
Registration-Only Programs: These programs require advance registration online, in-person, or by phone. Registration is for an entire eight or ten week session. Due to the small class sizes for registration-only programs, we ask all participants to commit to weekly attendance. If absent from the program for two weeks without prior notification, the valued spot will be given to a person on the waiting list. Registration dates for sessions vary.

Special Events

We always have something new and exciting going on in the Children’s Room. Check out the Events Calendar for a full listing of all Program dates and times and to register for any program requiring registration.

  • The Practical Parent: Mondays, September 12-26, 2016 | 9:30 am. Registration-Only program. For adults. Main Library.
  • Preschool & Child Care Fair: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm. Drop-in program. For adults. Main Library.
  • Instrument Petting Zoo: Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10:30 am, 11:00 am OR 11:40 am. Registration-Only program. Main Library.
  • Star Wars Reads Day: Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 11:00 am- 3:00 pm. Drop-in program. All Ages. Main Library.
  • Fun Flix for Kids @ Main: October 3, 12, 26, & 27; November 8, & December 27, 2016 | 2:30 pm. Drop-in program. All Ages. Main Library.
  • Hip Hop KidsSaturday, October 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Ages 5 & up. Main Library.
  • Halloween on the GreenSunday, October 30, 2016 | 10:00 am & 2:30 pm. Drop-in program. All Ages. Main Library.
  • Demystifying the IEP: Monday, November 7, 2016 | 9:30 am. Registration-Only program. For adults. Main Library.
  • Elephant & Piggie PartyTuesday, November 8, 2016 | 1:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Ages 4-8. Main Library.
  • International Games Day: Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 11:00 am- 4:00 pm. Drop-in program. All Ages. Main Library.
  • Noon Year’s Eve Party: Friday, December 30, 2016 | 11:00 am. Drop-in program. Grades K-5. All Ages. Main Library.
  • Elephant & Piggie PartyTuesday, November 8, 2016 | 1:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Ages 4-8. Main Library.

Main Library – Early Childhood Development Classes/Storytime Sessions

Classes for children begin September 2016. Fall Session Drop-in early childhood and after school classes run September 12 through December 10, 2016; Registration for Fall sessions begins on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Registration for specific events may vary. Register online, in-person or by telephone starting at 9:00 am. 

Preschool Age Programs: (ages 0 – 5 years old)

  • Book BabiesTuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 am. Drop-in program. A storytime for babies, ages 0–18 months, and their parent or caregiver. The storytime includes nursery rhymes, songs, lapsits, a book, and social play. Program length: approx. 20 minutes.
  • Toddler Time: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Drop-in program. A storytime for toddlers, ages 18–36 months, and their parent or caregiver. An action packed program including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and books. Program length: approx. 30 minutes.
  • Preschool StorytimeTuesdays OR Thursdays, 2:00 pm. Registration only program. A storytime for children, ages 4 & 5 years old. Books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Children attend independently, but caregiver is required to remain in Children’s Room. Program length: approx. 45 minutes.
  • Sing & Stomp: Thursdays, 10:00 am. Drop-in program. Join us for an active story time geared towards families with children 18-36 months, but open to all ages!! Program length: approx. 30 minutes.
  • Getting Ready to Read: Fridays, 10:30 am. Drop-in program. Stories, songs, fingerplays and activities that promote early literacy (based on the Every Child Ready to Read initiative). For children ages 2-4 years old , and their parent or caregiver.
  • Stories on the Green: Saturdays: September 10, October 1, November 12, 2016 | 9:30 am. Drop-in program. Join your librarians as they share a picturebook inside the Children’s room, on our very own village green. For families with children ready to “move up” and sit through an extended story with their parent or caregiver.
  • Mini Makers with Unquowa School: Wednesdays: October 15, November 2, 2016 & December 7, 2016 | 1:00 pm. Registration-Only Program. An exciting new program for 3-5 year-olds and their caregiver! The Fairfield Public Library and the Unquowa School have teamed up to provide a program that incorporates books and building. Participants will experience the Makerspace at The Unquowa School during this program for the first two sessions and the third will be held at the Main Library. Please register for each session separately.

After School Classes: (Grades K-5)

  • Reading to Rover: Fridays, September 16-October 21, 2016 | 3:30 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades K & up.
  • Minecraft Meet-Up: Mondays, September 19, October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21, December 5, 2016 | 6:30 pm. Drop-in program. Grades 3-5.
  • Make & Take: Mondays, September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, November 14 & 28, December 12, 2016 | 3:00-5:00 pm. Drop-in program. Grades 3-5.
  • Books & Bites: Mondays, September 26, October 17, November 14, & December 12, 2016 | 6:00 pm. Registration program. Grades 3-5.
  • Master Makers: Tuesdays, October 18- November 8, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades 3-5.
  • Artists in Training: Wednesdays, September 14-October 5, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades K-2.
  • Lunch Out Loud: Saturdays: September 24, October 29, November 26 & December 31, 2016 | 12:00 pm. Drop-in program. Grades 1-3.
  • Paws Junior Animal Advocates: Saturdays: September 24, October 8, November 12 & December 10,2016 | 2:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades 3-5.
  • Story & Build (LEGO Jr. Maker Series): Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29 & October 6, 2016 |4:15-5:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades K & 1.
  • StoryKids (LEGO Jr. Maker Series): Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 2016 | 4:15-5:00 pmRegistration-Only program. Grades 2 & 3.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (LEGO Jr. Maker Series): Thursdays, November 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 2016 | 4:15-5:00 pmRegistration-Only program. Grades 4 & 5.

Fairfield Woods Branch Library – Early Literacy Classes/Storytime Sessions & After School Classes

Classes for children begin September 2016. Fall Session Drop-in early childhood and after school classes run September 12 through December 10, 2016; Registration for Fall sessions begins on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Register online, in-person or by telephone starting at 9:00 am. 

Preschool Age Programs: (ages 0 – 5 years old)

  • Baby Rhyme Time: Tuesdays, 9:30 am. Drop-in program. Songs, music, books, and social play for babies, 0-18 months, and their parent or caregiver. This is a lapsit program for pre-walkers.
  • Walking Rhymers: Tuesdays, 10:30 am. Drop-in program. Songs, music, books, and social play for walking babies/toddlers, ages 12-24 months,, and their parent or caregiver. This program is designed for walkers!
  • Stay & Play: Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:30 am-noon.  Drop-in program. Stop in before or after a scheduled drop-in story time for babies or toddlers and stay, play, meet and socialize with other parents/caregivers and children.
  • Calling All Woodsies: Thursdays, 10:00 am. Drop-in program. Stories, songs, and activities for children ages 3–5. Children attend independently, but parent or caregiver must remain in Children’s Room during the program.
  • Whoo’s Twos: Fridays, 10:00 am. Drop-in programJoin Whoo the Owl and Miss Judy for some jumping, jiggling, rhyming, stories and felt board fun! For children ages 24-35 months and their parent or caregiver.
  • PJ Story Time @ the Branch: Tuesdays: September 27, October 25 & November 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm. Drop-in program. Join Miss Barbara for bedtime stories and songs! For families with children ages 2–6. Don’t forget your PJs and teddy bear!

After School Classes: (Grades K-5)

  • Lego Architects’ ClubThursdays, 4:00–4:45 pm. Drop-in program. Do you love designing with LEGOs, are you inspired by tall buildings, fancy cars or animals? Put your imagination to work and join us for a fun filled afternoon. Adults must remain in the library during the program. Limited to the first 20; tickets handed out starting at 3:30 pm.
  • Artists in Training: Mondays, September 12-September 26, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades K-2.
  • Good Reads Good Eats: Tuesdays, Session I: September 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 2016 Session II: October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades K-2.
  • Code Studio: Wednesdays: September 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades 3-5.
  • Fun Flix for Kids @Woods: October 3, October 12, November 8 & December 27, 2016 | 3:00 pm. Drop-in program. All ages.
  • Craft Studio: Wednesdays: October 19, November 2, 16 & 30, 2016 | 4:15 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades 3-5.
  • Fun Flix for Kids @Woods: October 3, October 12, November 8 & December 27, 2016 | 3:00 pm. Drop-in program. All ages.
  • Gingerbread House: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 6:30 pm. Registration-Only program. All ages.