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!

Summer Drop-In Weekly Storytime Calendar

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

Registration for Summer Programs begins on Friday, June 15, 2018. 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. 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.

  • Summer Reading Kickoff: Monday, June 25 | 10:00am-12:00pm.
    Join us at Penfield Beach Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road, to kickoff this year’s Summer Reading Program: “Libraries Rock!” Drop by between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm for some fun on your first Monday of summer vacation! Register for Summer Reading and participate in fun games and activities on the beach! This event is geared for children entering grades K-5. Registration for the event is not required. Giveaways are while supplies last.
    Note: A Penfield Beach Sticker is required to park.
  • Music Together: Friday, June 29 | 9:30am-10:00am.
    Music Together is a hands-on singing and rhyme time for children ages 0-5, come try it out at the library! Fairfield Woods Branch Library. Registration is required and begins June 15th.
  • ScienceTellers: Wednesday, July 11 | 6:00pm-7:00pm.
    Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist — but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an “Instrumental” part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars. Registration is required and begins June 15th.
  • Music Together: Monday, August 6 | 10:00am-10:30am.
    Music Together is a hands-on singing and rhyme time for children ages 0-5, come try it out at the library! Fairfield Main Library. Registration is required and begins June 15th.
  • Zumbini: Monday, August 6 | 10:00am-10:45am.                                                               
    Milan Bedon a certified Zumbini instructor, will lead your child in singing, dancing, and playing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun! For children ages 0-4 accompanied by their parent or caregiver. Space is limited. Registration is required and opens Friday, June 15.

Summer Reading Finale with Li Liu: Wednesday, August 8 | 6:00pm-7:00pm.

    Music Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program finale with Chinese Acrobat LI LIU! Summer raffles will be announced at this event! Registration recommended.

 

Main Library – Early Childhood Development Classes/Storytime Sessions

Summer Session Drop-in early childhood classes run from June 26 through August 10, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

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

  • Terrific Twos: Tuesdays, 9:30 am. Drop-in program.
    Join us for some jumping, jiggling, rhyming, singing, and stories! For children 24-36 months. Drop-in program. Due to limited space, tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  • Baby Rhyme Time: Thursdays, 9:30am. Drop-in program. A lapsit program for pre-walking babies with songs, rhymes, and books. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins.
  • Wobbly Walkers: Thursdays, 10:30 am. Drop-in program. An active storytime for children 12-23 months with songs, rhymes, and books! Child must be walking. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins.
  • Sing & StompFridays, 10:00 am. Drop-in program. An active story time for families with children ages 0-5 years old. Hop, sing and dance with your child through stories and rhymes. Open attendance for all, drop-in program.

Fairfield Woods Branch Library – Early Childhood Development Sessions /Story Time Sessions

Summer Session Drop-in early childhood classes run from June 26 through August 10, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

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

  • Baby Rhyme Time: Tuesdays, 9:30 am. Drop-in program.  A lapsit program for pre-walking babies with songs, rhymes, and books. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins.
  • Wobbly Walkers: Tuesdays, 10:30 am. Drop-in program. An active storytime for children 12-23 months with songs, rhymes, and books! Child must be walking. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins.
  • Terrific Twos: Thursdays, 9:30 am. Drop-in program. Join us for some jumping, jiggling, rhyming, singing, and stories. For children 24-36 months. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins.