Children’s Events

  The summer reading program- “Fizz, Boom, Read”

The Grand finale of this year’s summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, Read” was held on Saturday, August 9 at 11:00.  Robert Rivest presented “Science in Motion,” an interactive mixture of movement and comedy.   Raffle and door prizes were awarded to those in attendance and refreshments were served.

Mrs. Sapse, Children’s Services Coordinator, would like to thank the following generous sponsors: Applebee’s; Carvel; Connecticut Trolley Museum; Danbury Railway Museum; Discovery Museum; Essex Steam Train & Riverboat; Everwonder; Friendly’s; Imagine Nation; Lore’s Lanes; Lutz Children’s Museum; Mark Twain Museum; Mystic Seaport; New Children’s Museum; Pottery Piazza; Quassy Amusement Park; Shore Line Trolley Museum; Target;  and the Friends of the Roxbury Library. 

A donation of $1. for every 10 books read by our children was sent to John Prescod, Executive Director of ConnectiKids.  The mission of ConnectiKids is “To inspire Hartford’s children to make positive choices, embrace high expectations and fulfill their potential by providing successful mentors, individualized tutoring, enriching activities, and stimulating environments. 


    Dates & Times for

our Fall Programs

story timeFall Storytime (Children ages 2 – 5 years)

Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. — September 24, 2014- December 17, 2014


babies Lap Sit Storytime (Babies 9 months — 2 years)

Fridays at 10:45 — October 10, 2014 –

December 19, 2014




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Book Bug Club– After school program for kindergarten & First graders  

Mondays 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. — Sept. 22; Oct. 20; Nov. 17; Dec. 15, 2014


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Page Turners–Afterschool program for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Mondays 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. —  Sept. 29; Oct. 27; Nov. 24 and Dec. 22, 2014


Do you have a canine friend who would enjoy being read to by our children??? Please call the library at 860-350-2181 to volunteer your dog for these events.

Please note permission slips must accompany registrations for all after-school programs.  Please call the library to register your child.





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