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

Congratulations to all our Summer Reading Game finishers who got their certificates for reading 10 books!  If you’ve completed the game but still haven’t showed us your reading logs, completed your challenges, or gotten your certificates, come to the library this week for your recognition and/or prizes!

The library has a free online tutoring and homework help service, called Homework Help Now! which can be accessed from anywhere with your Guilford library card.  Click the link above to go directly to the resource, or read more about it on our homework help page.

Registration for autumn events is open now, in person, online, or by phone.  For a printable version of our autumn calendar, click here.

Weekend Wildlife is a monthly celebration of local flora and fauna, featuring live animals for children to meet and learn about, generously funded by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.  For a printable version of this season’s programs, click here.

In Be-Tween is an after-school program for 5th & 6th graders, offered two Thursdays a month from 3:30-4:30pm.  Sometimes art, sometimes science, but always a good time.  Registration is required for each individual program.  For a printable version of this season’s programs, click here.

The children’s room was dedicated to a wonderful former librarian, Lana Ferguson, who gave so much to make it what it is today.  Head on over to our facebook page to see pictures from this meaningful event.

We released some live butterflies into the wild and learned about butterflies we can find in our backyard.  Take a look!

GCW Gift 2015For over 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.