Children’s Events — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Children

Book Buzz Jr .

Wednesday, July 23, 12 – 1 p.m.
Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by a knowledgeable staff member of the Children’s Library. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits. Summer dates: July 9, 23 & Aug. 6. Grades 2 and up. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Registration is suggested.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Horizon Wings

Wednesday, July 23, 3 – 4 p.m.
Experience the thrill of being up close to a magnificent eagle, hawk, falcon, vulture or owl. In keeping with the weekly theme of Mythology and focusing on the bird-headed Egyptian gods, Horizon Wings of Ashford is bringing a variety of extraordinary birds to Wilton Library. All of the program birds in their care are unable to survive in the wild, but have overcome their individual challenges and have learned to adapt to their new lives as feathered ambassadors. Be inspired by their individual stories of survival, and explore fascinating facts about each species. Registration required, Kindergarten and up, each person must be registered separately. Caretakers must stay with children. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Perfect Pre-K Programs—Earthplace Critter Encounter

Friday, July 25, 11 – noon.
A naturalist from Earthplace will be bringing a reptile, bird, amphibian and mammal to visit the Wilton Library. Children will learn all sorts of interesting facts about our friends in Nature. For Pre-K children and caregivers. Children must stay with a caregiver. Registration required. Please register everyone separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, July 26, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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Tales to TailsTales to Tails

Saturday, July 26, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. No program charge, registration is required.

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Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, July 28, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s crafts are all about Native American Mythology. Come and make paper birch bark canoes, feather head bands and wampum bracelets, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Books for Babies

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.

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Wonderful Ones and Twos

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee.

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StorytimeLook, Listen and Learn

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration, no fee.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Hands on Drumming-Creature Teachers

Wednesday, July 30, 3 – 4 p.m.
Hands on Drumming goes on a musical journey, playing traditional songs from Native American Mythology, creating rhythms, taking turns leading and experiencing improvisation, creative movement and dance with the use of puppets and drums. Participants learn about many positive life skills including respect, leadership, teamwork, cooperation, listening and communication as well as musical and cultural awareness. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. For grades K and up. Registration required, each child and caregiver must be registered separately. Under 8, caregiver must stay with child.

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Perfect Pre-K Programs—Zumba with Tracy

Friday, Aug. 1, 11 – noon. 
Boys and girls will have so much fun in this extremely interactive and easy-to-follow Latin-inspired Zumba Kids class. Music is like magic to children. Now add this with rhythms of other countries and they will instantly come alive as soon as the music starts. Parents/adults please join the fun! Registration required, each person must be registered separately, no fee. For Pre-K children and caregivers. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, August 2, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s crafts are all about Greek mythology. Come and make a Champion’s Wreath, a Minotaur Mask, a Grecian Vase design and a scary Medusa Snake Headband, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Book Buzz Jr.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 12 – 1 p.m.
Looking for something good to read next? Bring a friend and join the Book Buzz conversation moderated by a knowledgeable staff member of the Children’s Library. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Pick up new pre-publication books when available. Hear about upcoming books being released and be the first to reserve them at the library. Get the inside scoop on upcoming author visits. Grades 2 and up.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Registration is suggested.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Go for the Stars

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3 – 4 p.m.
Liftoff to Learning with this hands on multimedia presentation. Meet Robo the friendly Robot who talks, moves and interacts with the audience. Gary Pozzato, an Aerospace Engineer will talk about life in space, robotics in space and particularly the influence of the Greek Gods and Goddesses on space missions, planets, and constellations. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Space is limited to Grades K and up with caregivers. Registration is required, and each person must be registered separately.

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Camp Half-Blood Fun-raiser

Thursday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This summer a mysterious glowing symbol will appear above your head that will confirm what you’ve always secretly known – you are the child of a Greek god. Join other half-bloods at the Wilton library for a summer camp like no other! Based on the acclaimed children’s series Percy Jackson and the Olympians written by Rick Riordan, this day camp will include all the training a growing half-blood needs to survive ancient Greek monsters in our modern world. You’ll be claimed by a Greek god, solve a prophecy foretold by the Oracle of Delphi, make your way through the Labyrinth, and much more!   This program is a fundraiser for the Children’s Library. Registration in person. Payment must be made at time of registration. $55.00 per child. For children going into Grades 3 thru 6.

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Perfect Pre-K Programs—Robert the Guitar Guy

Friday, Aug. 8, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Children ages Pre-K and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy.  Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups.  Registration recommended; no fee. Parent and each child must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Children’s Movie – Hercules

Friday, Aug. 8, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Hercules (rated G) will be shown on Friday this week due to Camp-Half Blood on Thursday. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. No charge and no registration needed.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Literary Littles

Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4 – 7 years. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. No registration, no fee.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, August 9, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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Drop-in Summer Crafts

Monday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week’s crafts are all about Celtic/Arthurian mythology. Come and create a Celtic Torque Necklace, a King’s Crown and a shield, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson. No program fee, no registration, made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Wonderful Wednesdays—Science Tellers – Dragons and Dreams

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 – 4 p.m.
With castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an Ice Sorceress, the Horn of Fire, two villagers, and a daring journey to save the entire kingdom, enjoy this spectacular adventure as we’re swept away to a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring of people will survive to tell the tale. Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Ice by telling a tale of Dragons & Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, ‘cool’ dry ice, and much more. This program ties in with our week of Arthurian and Celtic Mythology. Grades K and up. Registration required, each child and caregiver must be registered separately. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

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Movie Theater Thursdays: Sword in the Stone

Thursday, Aug. 14, 10:30 – noon
Sword in the Stone will be shown, rated G. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. No charge and no registration needed.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Movie Theater Thursdays: Brave

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Brave will be shown, rated PG. Snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregivers; children under 12 must have caregivers in the building. No charge and no registration needed.  Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Perfect Pre-K Programs—Story Time with a Film and Craft

Friday, Aug. 15, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Come to a special Story Time at the Wilton Library as we wind up our Perfect Pre-K Summer programs.  Enjoy stories with your child as well as one of the Library’s amazing collection of Weston Woods films and a craft to take home! Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Registration required, ages Pre-K. Caregiver must attend with child. Each child and caregiver must be registered separately.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, August 16, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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Minecraft Club

Saturday, August 23, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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Tales to Tails

Saturday, Aug. 23, 11 – noon.
ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.

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Mythical, Magical Summer Reading Awards Party

Saturday, Aug. 23, 3 – 4 p.m.
Children who have met the Summer Reading Program goal of 60 books/3000 pages are invited to this end-of-summer celebration! Children will participate in a ceremony where they will receive a certificate and a t-shirt! A reception will follow. Caregivers must be present. No registration- participants will be contacted prior to the event. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Minecraft Club

Saturday, August 30, 10 – noon.
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library’s Minecraft Computer Club.  A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Please note: Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game.  Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account.  Handheld devices are not recommended because they run a Minecraft app that does not work with the same server.  To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children’s Desk with a valid library card to be registered.  Caretakers must sign in their child with staff member. If the child is not present and signed in by 10:10, the place may be given to a waitlisted child. Caretakers must remain in the building.   Registration required; no fee.

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