The Children’s Department of the Guilford Free Library is the place to read, play, learn and grow! Here you’ll find everything for children from birth through 6th grade, as well as for the adults who come with them. Need to reach the Children’s Department? Call us at 203-453-8282 or email us at

Register now for fall events!  For a printable version of our fall calendar, click here.

The children’s room is being dedicated to a wonderful former librarian, Lana Ferguson, who gave so much to make it what it is today.  Children and families are welcome at this dedication event on Sunday, November 22nd, from 3:00-4:00pm.  Read more about Lana and the dedication here.

Registration starts on Tuesday, November 17th for our December events online via the calendar links to the right, by phone, or in person.

For a printable version of our December calendar, click here.

Thanks to the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation, we are going to be turning the library into a zoo once a month for our new series, Weekend Wildlife, where kids can learn all about local plants and animals.  For details about each upcoming event, click here.

Check out part of our Sing Like A Bird event with Krizta Moon!

GCW Gift 2015For 25 years, the nonprofit group Guilford Civic Women has happily funded the Guilford Free Library’s summer reading program, with the reading game and associated events running all summer. Here GCW members Amanda Waggoner, Courtney Trotta, Joann Nault, and Lee Beatty present a check to director Sandy Ruoff and children’s librarian Angelina Carnevale, along with patrons Jack, Ivy, and Claire Waggoner, Alexis Vieau, and Annabel Beatty.

Guilford residents with babies or toddlers are welcome to join our early literacy initiative, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.   A fun program of reading to your children.  Read books, record titles, receive a book bag, and your children will be set for Kindergarten!  For more details, click here.  To sign up, please visit the children’s room.