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1,000 Books Bonanza
Stop by the Children’s Room to sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and get a free canvas bag to kickstart your 1,000 book journey.  Any child who has not yet started Kindergarten can participate. Reading together helps children develop a love of reading, introduces them to new vocabulary, and teaches them important early literacy skills that will help them when they enter school.

Interactive Movie Experiences
We are thrilled to present our brand new Movie Kits! Interactive movie kits include a list of prompts for your family to do throughout the movie. Our kits include all the prompts, props, crafts for 4 people, and of course a bag of popcorn. DVD’s are available first come first serve, but kits can be taken if you have a streaming service!
Hotel Transylvania
Spy Kids 2
Monsters Inc.
Meet the Robinsons
The Emperor’s New Groove

Book Club Interest
Is your child interested in joining a book club? We need your help! Please fill out this form with your kids and let us know what you’d like to read and how you’d like to participate.

Music City String 2022
New London Community Orchestra is offering a new session of free violin lessons for children in grades 4-9 starting February 22, 2022. Instruments will be provided at no charge, and children may take their violin home to practice. Lessons are in small groups with professional teachers. Masks are required. Violin lessons are an excellent experiential enrichments activity that’s been shown to increase educational attainment. Fill out the form below to register:



June 2022

June is Pride Month!

Best Friends Day
June 8th 12:00pm – 6:90pm
Celebrate Best Friends day by making Friendship Bracelets! Learn to knot design with colorful string or use beads to make a bracelet for your bestie. 

Flag Day Celebration
June 14th 12:0pm – 6:00 pm
Learn about Flag Day! Stop in the Children’s Room to learn about the design of the American Flag and how other countries around the world designed their flags. Visit our craft station to color your favorite flag or design your own!

Pride Puppies
June 17th 9:30am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Pride Month with us by making rainbow puppy art! This cute craft is great for all ages. Pick your puppy and color it in, then we’ll mount it on a new paper to make it extra special!

Summer Solstice Celebration
June 21st 12:00pm – 6:00 pm
Learn about the solstice and make sundials, bee art, and sun crafts at our craft station!

Summer Reading Kickoff Concert
June 25th 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off Concert at the City Pier in New London! Enjoy a live concert with Grammy Nominated Children’s Musician Judy Pancoast, Hula-Hooper Judi Jones, a Book Giveaway and more! Get signed up for Summer Reading, play games, and enjoy the show! Library staff will be available with library card applications and Summer Reading Program registration. 

Kite Making & Decorating
June 28th 12:00pm – 6:00 pm
Build and design your own kite! With our easy to make kit you can create your very own kite that is sure to take off and fly high. Use our paints and markers to decorate your kite any way you’d like! Our kite kits are easy to assemble with pre-cut materials ready to customize. 
Cardboard Bugs
June 30th 9:30am – 5:00 pm
Get ready for a summer filled with outdoor exploration by making and painting GIANT cardboard bugs with us! 

In Person Story Time
Wednesdays 11:30am – 12:00pm

Join Miss Francesca for Story Time for babies and toddlers at The Public Library of New London! Story Time will be held in the Children’s Reading Room on Wednesdays from 11:30am – 12pm. Registration is not required

Take & Make Craft Kits

Take & Make Craft Kits will be available all month long. Stop by and grab yours in the Children’s Room. Arts and Crafts are a fun way to connect with your children and help them work on fine motor skills and explore their creativity!

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June Kits

Rainbow Weaving
Celebrate Pride Month with this easy rainbow yarn weaving craft.
Popsicle Stick Frame
Great for little hands, this simple craft will make the perfect Father’s Day gift! 
Freedom Suncatchers
A Harriet Tubman inspired suncatcher craft in honor of Juneteenth.

Children’s Room

860-447-1411 ext. 103

Children’s Librarian
Francesca Tabel
860-447-1411 ext. 104

Children’s Library Assistant
Zoe Hayn