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 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 summer programs begins Tuesday, June 6th.  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.

Weekend Wildlife is a monthly celebration of local flora and fauna, featuring live animals for children to meet and learn about, generously funded by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.  For a printable version of this season’s programs, click here.

In Be-Tween is an after-school program for 5th & 6th graders, offered two Thursdays a month from 3:30-4:30pm.  Sometimes art, sometimes science, but always a good time.  Registration is required for each individual program.  For a printable version of this season’s programs, click here.

We’re making a monarch butterfly garden at the library.  Make sure you sign up for event updates here if you want to help.  Our next event is Thursday, June 1st at 4:00, where we will be planting the second round of seedlings that have sprouted.

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.