Children’s Room

In the Spotlight

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Do you have an infant, toddler or preschool age child?  Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

This special reading initiative encourages every family to read 1,000 books by the time their child reaches kindergarten.  Participating is easy.  Simply visit the children’s room and ask for a reading log.  Color in one circle for every book you read.  Once you’ve read 100 books, show us your reading log and receive a book to keep.

By the time you complete the program, your child will own 10 books, a great start to a personal library.  Do you have an older child at home?  Encourage siblings to read together.  Reading Superheroes receive a small prize for every 25 books read to a younger sibling.  Stop by the children’s room to get started today!

Story Stars


Rae Griffiths from Teaching Creatures presents a special storytime with live animals one Tuesday per month.  Story Stars is especially for ages 3-6 and their caregivers.  In October, we met two snakes.  Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Teddy Bear Sleepover

The annual Teddy Bear Sleepover sponsored by the Simsbury Junior Woman’s Club took place October 21-22.  Watch the video to see what the stuffed animals did at their sleepover.  Submit your own library photo.