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

Take a look at our Kickoff with a Kangaroo event from June 24th!

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.

Sign up now 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.

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.