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

Early Literacy StationThe Children’s Department is lucky to share with you our AWE Early Literacy Station, thanks to a generous donation from D’Andrea Development. It’s an all-in-one bilingual Spanish, touch-screen-enabled computer full of games for kids aged 2-8 that teach them reading, science, math, art, and music skills through fun, engaging games.

Register now for spring events (March-May) online via the calendar links to the right, by phone, or in person.

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

The Children’s Department now offers bi-monthly after school programs for 5th and 6th graders.  For a full list of our In Be-Tween offerings, click here.

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.