March is Women’s History Month! Have you seen our Women’s History Month book displays? Many of these books are also available as ebooks and audiobooks via Libby, Hoopla, and Palace!
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Clark Memorial Library Children’s Programs
The following programs will be offered for children throughout March:
For grades K-5. Join us for Yarn Adventures all month, beginning with How to Finger Crochet on Mar. 1st. Drop in: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Family Storytimes – Wednesdays and Saturdays
For all ages. Enjoy a lively read aloud and then check out books to take home to read, read, read. Bring a friend! Drop in: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
Friday Arts@Clark for Children and Families
For all ages. Stop in Friday afternoon to enjoy our ongoing art exhibits and see what’s new in the Children’s Room. Drop in: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Saturdays are Maker Days!
For all ages. Come explore the Makerspace every Saturday afternoon. Come for a visit and create something! Drop in: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Make sure to visit Clark Memorial Library for Take Your Child to the Library Day 2023 between February 1st and February 4th! And while you’re here, enter our TYCLD Book Basket Raffle for a chance to win one of two gift baskets filled with award winning books! This year we are offering a Caldecott Basket and a Newbery Basket.
The Caldecott Basket contains Hot Dog (Doug Salati), Knight Owl (Christopher Denise), We Are Water Protectors (Michele Goad), Hello Lighthouse (Sophie Blackall), Wolf in the Snow (Matthew Cardell), and Farmhouse (Sophie Blackall).
The Newbery Basket contains The Last Mapmaker (Christina Soontornvat), New Kid (Jerry Craft), Hello Universe (Erin E. Kelly), The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Kelly Barnhill), Aviva vs. the Dybbuk (Mari Lowe), and Marshmallow Clouds (T. Kooser and C. Wanele).
Take Your Child to the Library Day 2023
Take Your Child to the Library Day is a celebration of the opportunities and benefits that children receive from libraries, from simple access to books, films, and online media, to fun activities and chances to learn and socialize. Founded in 2011 at the Waterford Public Library in Connecticut, it has grown into a global event involving thousands of libraries. To learn more about the event, its history, and the importance of libraries in children’s lives, visit the official Take your Child to the Library Day website – and stop in at Clark Memorial Library from February 1st to February 4th to enter our TYCLD Book Basket Raffle!
Create a papercraft gingerbread house with a fun surprise inside! This Paper Magic program will take place on Wednesday, December 14th, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.
Sign-ups are required, and there is a limit of 10 participants; please call the Library at (203) 393-2103 as soon as possible to reserve a spot!
Paper Magic is a series of Makerspace activities run by local artist Ditas Benipayo. Here are a few of the wonderful projects that were created in Fall:
Local artist Ditas Benipayo will be offering a series of paper craft activities in our new Makerspace area downstairs, intended for students grades 1 – 5. Each week, visitors will explore a paper sculpture theme using 3-D cutouts and architectural origami. Drop-in sessions are on Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, from 2:30 – 5:30 PM, while supplies last.
Children’s Programs for Fall
Summer Activities 2022
Come take part in the Summer Storywalk! Each of the six stands in the library’s front yard has a different summer-themed riddle on it for you to solve; once you’ve thought it over, you can look behind the stand or scan the QR code on the upper right to check your answer. Enjoy the summer foliage and renovated sitting area while you’re here!
Join us at 10:00 AM every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a drop-in story time! For children ages 2-5.
Drop in and join Miss Dorothy at the craft table every Saturday afternoon – a new summer craft to do every week!
2022 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge
It’s the time of year to encourage students to participate in CONNECTICUT READS, the 2022 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge! Visit the library in person to get a Summer Reading Journal, and check out our new digital media app, Palace, where digital copies of many of the GSRC Suggested Summer Reading books are available.