Children’s News


Middle Grade Book Club
Join Book Nerds, our middle grade book club! Email us for details.

Themed Book Pick-ups
Looking to learn all about a fascinating topic? Can’t get enough of books about trains? Schedule a themed pick-up with us! Let us know your child’s age and what subject they’d like, and we’ll put together a fun themed pick-up they’re sure to enjoy. Email us at rockvillelibrary@vernon-ct.gov or call us at 860-875-5892 ext. 2 to get started.

Playdate @ the Library
Looking for a place to meet other parents with young kids? Need to get out of the house for an hour? Join us with your little ones to play and make new friends! We will be meeting the first and the third Monday of the month from 10 am to 11 am.

Lil’ Bookworms Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled storytime. No registration required.

Special storytime: Libraries Love Lakes! Oct. 13th at 5:30 pm

Read to a Therapy Dog
Read to a specially trained furry friend for 10 minutes courtesy of Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs. Registration is in-person the day of the event.

Library Card Sign-up
Sign up for a card: https://rockvillepubliclibrary.org/use-the-library/borrowing-information/. Call us at 860-875-5892 Ext. 1 to renew your card.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten​
Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6. Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor. Sign up at rockvillelibrary@vernon-ct.gov with “1000 Books Before K” in the subject. Not only does reading increase the bond between parent and newborns, infants and toddlers but it’s fun and free! Together you track their progress and receive fun rewards along the way.

Launchpads and Other Cool Resources for Kids
Have you checked out any of our Playaway Launchpads? These tablets come pre-loaded with games and activities to promote fun and learning for kids of all ages. We have Launchpads focusing on animals, STEAM, English language arts and more! Launchpads are available for curbside pick-up. Looking for some online resources for kids? Check out Bookflix and Trueflix, located under the Homework Help section on the library’s website. These resources are perfect for fun and research. https://rockvillepubliclibrary.org/childrens/homework-help

Crafts for Children

Grab ‘n Go Kits
Seasonal, ready-to-go project kits to do at home!
Grab ‘n Go Kits are advertised as events on Facebook and Instagram and can be picked up curbside.

Quick Crafts for Kids
‘Quick Crafts for Kids’ is an ongoing playlist of projects available on our Facebook page. Using simple, everyday materials families can learn at their own pace and make something creative. Follow this playlist so that you get updates: https://www.facebook.com/watch/RockvillePLCT/164759841566980/