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

Thank you to the Guilford Civic Women for supporting our Summer Reading Game for 27 years in a row!  You helped make reading a success for over 250 children.









Registration for summer 2018 programs is open now.  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 summer calendar here.

Registration for autumn 2018 programs starts Tuesday, September 4th at 9:00am.  You may sign up online, by phone, or in person.  Printed calendar available now in the children’s room at the library, or can be downloaded here.  Website calendar coming soon.

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.