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 autumn 2018 programs is open now.  You may sign up online, by phone, or in person.  Follow the links to the right to sign up online.  Printed calendar available now in the children’s room at the library, or can be downloaded here.

Weekend Wildlife is a monthly program that promotes the well-being of animals and the environment, featuring different live animals and themes each month, generously funded by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.  Use the calendar links to the right to register for each event.  A printable list of dates and themes is available here.

In Be-Tween is a twice-monthly after school program for middle school students in grades 5 & 6 only.  Sometimes art, sometimes science, always fun.  Sign up for each event separately.  A printable list of events is available 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.