Public Library of New London
Children's Corner - June 2015 Events

Website                     860-447-1411
Welcome to the Children's Corner!  We send a monthly newsletter informing patrons of upcoming programs and activities for Children and their Families. 
Summer Reading Kickoff with Mystic Aquarium Touchtank - Saturday, June 20

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! Come celebrate the Heroes of The Sea, as we welcome Mystic Aquarium and their traveling touch tank!


Sign up for Summer Reading 2015, get your school's summer reading list and get ready to ready some SUPER, AMAZING books about heroes from all walks of life!

No registration is required.


For questions about Children's Summer Reading

at the Library, please call Julie at 860-447-1411 x4.  



This program will be held in the Children's Room.




Tuesday, June 16 - Storytime Friends
10:30 am - 11:30 am  


Bring a cuddly friend to introduce to the group and listen to new and exciting stories each week! Informal playtime with storytime friends following the readings. Registration is recommended but not required.


Location: Children's Room.


To register please call the library at 860-447-1411 x4. 

 Every Thursday in June - Art Behind The Story
10:30 am - 11:30 am  


Ms. Christa will read a story and kids and parents can create a related craft! Ages 3 and up with adult supervision required. 

Location: Children's Activity Room.


To register please call the library at 860-447-1411 x4. 


Family Drumming Circle - Wednesday, June 17  

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  


Join Dwight "The Professor" Baldwin for some rhythmic fun with percussion! Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring your friends and neighbors too! Drums and other percussion instruments will be provided to you. Beginner and experienced drummers alike- all are welcome to participate in this great family activity. Registration

is encouraged but not required. Call the Library at


860-447-1411 x4.



Contact: Julie Bartley: 860-447-1411 x4,


Location: Community Room.




Horses and Heroes!  Sculpture Workshop with the Lyman Allyn Museum - Friday, June 26      

10:30 am - 11:30 am


The Summer Reading theme for 2015 is EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! So let's get ready to read!


This week we celebrate the heroes of the art world with an art workshop by the Lyman Allyn Museum.

"Heroes & Horses"


Hero: Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius


Project: Sculpting equestrian statues (participants will use clay, wire and wood to design and create their own horse sculptures)

This program is free and open to families and kids of all ages. All materials will be provided. Registration is requested but not required.


Contact: Julie Bartley   860-447-1411


Location:  Community Room 



Every Hero Has A Story!!
Summer Reading 2015!! 

Summer Reading 2015 is coming!  Come to the library this summer to check out your summer reading lists for school, check out your books and stay for the fun programs!!



Monday Programs with the Denison


Nature Center!


July 6 - Animals in Disguise

July 13 - From Farm To Table

July 20 - Super Birds

July 27 - Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

August 3 - Animal Superheroes

August 10 - Its a Bird, Its a Plane..

(All programs are at 10:30 am.  To register, please click on the program link.)



Friday Programs!



June 26 - Horses and Heroes with the Lyman Allyn Museum


July 10 - Monster Movie Makeup Workshop


July 17 - Heroes of Pollination! Beekeeping with Stonewall Apiary of Hanover, CT  

July 24 - COAST GUARD SUMMER Painting Party with TDP Art Studio of New London

July 31 - Not Every Hero Wears A Cape: Magic & Reading Show with Steve Wronker 

August 7 - Fight Summer Boredom with Flow Circus! 

August 14 - Summer Reading Wrap-up! Make your own car for our Drive-In Movie, Big Hero 6! Turn in your reading logs and stay for the drawing of the Grand Prize Winner!  


(All programs are at 10:30 am. To register, please click on the program link.) 





New In The Children's Room!!

Messy Jesse
by Paula Bowles

The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language 
by Gallaudet University Press

Listen, Slowly
by Thnhha Lai

Contact Us
Julie Bartley, Head of Children's Services
Public Library of New London
860-447-1411x 4