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Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department of the Whittemore Library aims to support you and your family through every stage of childhood literacy. From your first toddler story time, through children’s crafts, book groups and young adult writing workshops, we aim to provide the support you need through a broad and balanced collection, creative programming and excellent service.

Ask at the Circulation Desk for information about library cards for children and young adults, programs and services. We’ll offer advice about books and library materials for all ages, and provide assistance in selecting appropriate resources for your children.

For more information about our regular programming, special events and services, follow the department on Facebook and via our online magazine and get to know us when you are in the building – we want to help.



October 2017 at a glance


Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Story time for 2-3 year olds. Registration is required.

Wednesdays at 10:30 am: Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.

Thursdays at 9:30 am: Busy Bees for babies and toddlers 6 months and above. Registration is required. (No Busy Bees on 10/5 & 10/19)

Thursdays at 10 am: Bee Playful for under 3s. (No Bee Playful on 10/5 & 10/19)

Thursdays at 4 pm: Young Writers for grades 8 and above.

Fridays at 10:30 am: All welcome story time. No registration required.

Wednesday, October 18 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Ms. Diana invites teens and tweens aged 10 and above to a drop in Teen Crafty Afternoon.

Thursday, October 19: 10 am : A special program just for preschoolers, made possible through Give Local donations. JC Pony Parties will bring mammoth bunnies and guinea pigs to the Whittemore Library. Please call to register for the program.

Saturday, October 21: 10 am: Library Scouts will meet for a special STEM program with Snapology of West Hartford

Tuesday, October 24: Anime Club for ages 10 and above. Come watch an anime movie and have some fun with friends. Please call to register.

Wednesday, October 25 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Ms. Diana invites teens and tweens aged 10 and above to a drop in Teen Crafty Afternoon.

Tuesday, October 31: 3:00 – 4:30 pm Happy Halloween Crafternoon with Miss Paris


November 2017 at a glance

Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Story time for 2-3 year olds. Registration is required. ( No 2-3's storytime 11/21)
Wednesdays at 10:30 am: Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.
Thursdays at 9:30 am: Busy Bees for babies and toddlers 6 months and above. Registration is required. (No Busy Bees on 11/23)
Thursdays at 10 am: Bee Playful for under 3s. (No Bee Playful on 11/23)
Thursdays at 4 pm: Young Writers for grades 8 and above.
Fridays at 10:30 am: All welcome story time. No registration required.
Wednesday, November 1: 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Ms. Diana invites teens and tweens aged 10 and above to a drop in Teen Crafty Afternoon.
Saturday,November 4: 10:30 am: Free family program presented by Whittemore’s Library Scouts: “Preparing for Winter” with Animal Embassy. The program is made possible thanks to the generosity of Mr. Edward Kennedy. Registration and tickets required. Please call 203-729-4591 ext 5
Thursday, November 7 5:30PM: Anime Club ages 10+ . Meets bi-weekly for an anime movie and chat. Please call to register for the next meetings.
Tuesday, November 14: 3-4:30: Crafternoon with Paris
Wednesday, November 15: 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Ms. Diana invites teens and tweens aged 10 and above to a drop in Teen Crafty Afternoon.
Thursday, November 16: 9:30am : A registered dietitian will visit Busy Bees and Bee Playful for “veggie week”.
Saturday, November 18: 10:30 am: Free family program “Reading Rocks with Pete the Cat”. The Singing Principal, Al deCant, will visit Pete the Cat fans at Whittemore for an entertaining family program featuring the coolness of Pete. Registration and tickets required. Please call 203-729-4591 ext 5 to register. (K-2)
Tuesday, November 21: 4:00pm Viking the library dog will be visiting the department to hear young readers who need a patient listener. Please call to register, spaces are limited.
Tuesday, November 21: 5:30pm Anime Club ages 10+ . Meets bi-weekly for an anime movie and chat. Please call to register for the next meetings.
Saturday, November 25: Barnes & Noble Book Fair at Brass Mill Commons. The Whittemore Library will benefit from in store purchases made in support of the library, and online sales.
Tuesday, November 28: 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Crafternoon with Paris
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