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Children’s

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 childrens@guilfordfreelibrary.org

Thank you to the Guilford Civic Women for supporting our Summer Reading Game for 26 years in a row!  You helped make reading a success for over 250 children.
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Registration for autumn programs is now open.  You may sign up online, by phone, or in person.  You may click the links to the right for individual events or download a printable version of our autumn calendar here.

Weekend Wildlife happens one Saturday a month and features live animals and plants for kids to meet and learn about (ages 4+ for the safety of the animals and the children).  You may sign up online, by phone, or in person (you must sign up for each program individually).  For a printable list of our Weekend Wildlife programs, click here.

In Be-Tween is an after-school series for children in grades 5 & 6.  Sometimes art, sometimes technology, sometimes food, but always fun!  You may sign up online, by phone, or in person (you must sign up for each program individually).  For a printable list of our In Be-Tween 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 learned about different kinds of fiddle music during one of our Lana Ferguson Literary Festival programs.  Take a look!

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.