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  at 203-453-8282 or email us at

We are thrilled to welcome the new Head of the Children’s Department, Angelina Carnevale.  You can contact her at

Register now for our summer events online via the calendar links to the right, by phone, or in person.

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

As soon as school ends (Friday, June 19th), sign up for our newly revamped and improved summer reading game and get a free book to jumpstart the fun!  A new element is an optional online game component where readers can keep track of their books, complete optional special challenges, and customize the look and powers of their very own superhero character.  After reading ten books over the summer participants may put their names up on our bulletin board for all to see.  More information coming soon!

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.