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 is where you belong!

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

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 to the first 20 children. 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.

 2016 Summer Reading Events

  • Summer Reading KickoffMonday, June 20, 2016 | 10:00- 12:00 pm. Drop-in program. Grades K-5.
  • Hip-Hop KidsTuesday, June 21, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program.
  • Roller Derby RulesWednesday, June 29, 2016 | 4:00 pm.  Registration-Only program. Grades 3-7.
  • Family BINGO: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 6:30 pm. Registration-Only program. All Ages.
  • Family BINGO: Thursday, July 7, 2016 | 6:30 pm. Registration-Only program. All Ages.
  • Pasta Party: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program.
  • Hula Hoopla: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program.
  • Harry Potter Release Party: Saturday, July 31, 2016 | 8:00 pm. Drop-in program. Grades 4 and up.
  • Pop-Up with Day One (Skateboarding): Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades 3-7.
  • Mad Science: Mission Nutrition: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades 3-5.
  • Closing Ceremonies: Friday, August 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm. Drop-in program.  Grades K-5.
  • Minecraft Meet-Up: Mondays, July 11-August 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm. Drop-in program. Grades 3-5.
  • Sunshine Yoga: Fridays, June 24, July 8 & 22, August 5 & 19, 201610:00 am. Registration-Only program. Grades 3-5.
  • Reading to Rover: Fridays, July 15, July 22 & July 29, 2016 | 3:00 pm. Registration-Only program. Grades K & up.
  • LEGO Architects Club: Wednesdays, June 22-August 17, 2016 | 4:00 pm. Drop-in program. Grades K & up.
  • MVP Movies: Mondays, June 20-August 15, 2016 | 3:00 pm. Drop-in program. All Ages.
  • MVP Movies: Mondays, June 20-August 15, 2016 | 3:00 pm. Drop-in program. All Ages.

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.

  • Sing-Along Story Time in the Park: Monday, May 16, and June 6, 2016, 10:00 am. Drop-in program. Join Miss Judy at Owen Fish Park for music-based story time fun! For families with children ages 2 and up, with parent or caregiver. Weather permitting, no ticket required. Location: Owen Fish Park, 1443 Stratfield Road, Fairfield.
  • Story Time in the Park: Mondays, July 11 & August 8, 2016, 10:00 am. Drop-in program. Location: Sherman Town Green Gazebo

Main Library – Early Childhood Development Classes/Storytime Sessions

 Summer sessions run June 20th through August 20th
Register online, in-person or by telephone starting at 9:00 am.

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

  • Book BabiesTuesdays, 10:00 am & 11:00 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 TimeThursdays, 10:00 am & 11:00 am | Fridays, 11:00 am. Drop-in program. A storytime for toddlers, ages 18 months – 36 months, and their parent or caregiver. An action packed program including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and books. Program length: approx. 30 minutes.
  • Stories & More!Wednesdays, 11:00 am. Drop-in program. A storytime for children, ages 3 – 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: Wednesdays, 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.

Afterschool Classes: (grades K-5)–Programs Begin January 2016

  • Make & Take Monday: Mondays, February 1, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Drop-in program, while supplies last. Drop in on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month to tinker, make & take, take & make, or craft! Try your hand at different projects every session. For children K and up.

Fairfield Woods Branch Library – Early Literacy Classes/Story Time Sessions & Afterschool Classes

Classes for children begin January 2016. Winter Session Drop-in early childhood and afterschool classes run January 19 through March 11, 2016; Spring Session Drop-in early childhood and afterschool classes run March 28-May 20, 2016. Registration for Winter sessions begins on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  Spring Session registration begins on Tuesday, March 15. Register online, in-person or by telephone starting at 9:00 am. 

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

  • Family Fun Story Time: Mondays in February: February 1, 8, 22, and 29 @ 1:45 pm. Drop-in program. Join us every Monday afternoon in February for a family story time and craft! For children ages 0-5 years old with parent/caregiver.
  • Baby Rhyme TimeTuesdays, 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, 10:00 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.
  • Countdown to Kindergarten:  Wednesdays, 10:00 am. Registration required. This class is designed for children, ages 4 or 5, who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2016. With stories, music, crafts, and more this class helps to develop both the motor and social skills necessary for Kindergarten readiness. Children attend independently, but parent or caregiver must remain in Children’s Room. Registration is for all classes. Program length: approx. 45 min.
  • 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, January 26, February 23, March 22, and April 19, 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’ ClubFridays, 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.