The Children’s Department of the Woodbury Public Library offers a welcoming place for children and caregivers to
Select books, relax in the playroom, craft together, or snuggle up in the reading nook. Librarians are available to answer questions and guide your child in finding the right book. A variety of programs offer fun and educational opportunities for children ages birth – 11.
The Children’s Department is open to patrons ages 12 and up Monday – Friday 10-4. Brief browsing and check out of materials is available. A maximum of 5 patrons will be allowed at a time. Restrooms, internet computers, toys, seating and the crafting station are not available. Per the First Selectman, children 11 and under are not allowed at this time. Curbside pickup of children’s materials is still available by calling the library at 203-263-3502 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests may be made for specific titles, or for a general topic, i.e. dinosaur books for a 5 year old child. You may also access our catalog from the library website or by using the Bibliomation Acorn Catalog App. There you may search for materials and place holds.
Parents, Grandparents or Caregivers can sign up in the children’s room for this self paced program. Each time your child reads 100 books they will be rewarded with a book and a sticker. Upon completion of the program, a gift certificate to our Book Cellar is awarded.
Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? By reading 1,000 books before kindergarten together you help your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary and better success decoding words – all important skills that prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.
Ingrid J. Martland Fund
Each year children entering Kindergarten in the Region 14 school district are gifted new books in a bright red READ backpack. This generous fund was founded by Ingrid J. Martland in celebration of her lifelong love of reading.
Ingrid J. Martland had a twenty-two year career at Mitchell Elementary School in Woodbury, where nearly all of her students excelled in math and vocabulary. Ingrid will be forever remembered for her annual donation of a new book to each Region 14 kindergarten student via the Woodbury Library and the Connecticut Community Foundation in perpetuity.
Ingrid J. Martland Fund past books