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

The Guilford Free Library is celebrating National Children’s Book Week!  Come to the children’s room dressed as your  favorite children’s book character to get your picture taken and put up on our book wall, and then choose a free book to take home!  If you happen to have  a copy of the book your character is from, bring it along for the picture. Otherwise your smile will be enough!  May 2nd – 8th, any time the library is open, and Sunday, on our facebook page.  For more details, see the event here.

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 spring events is open now; online, by phone, or in person.  For a printable version of our spring calendar, 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.

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

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some green science. Check it out!

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.