Children’s News & Events

Check out the library’s Calendar of Events for upcoming virtual programs!

Pokémon Card Trading Zone at Prosser! (Sat., July 2 @ 1:00 PM)

This program is an in-person compliment to our regular monthly virtual Pokémon Club on Zoom! Kids are invited to the Children’s Room at our Prosser location for a Pokémon card zone. Bring your cards to show off to fellow Pokémon fans, and maybe even agree on some cool card trades! Miss Nicole will have a few extra cards on hand for first-time collectors to help them build up their starter decks, and some Pokémon-themed board games will be on-hand for added fun. Registration is not required to attend. For any Pokémon fans – kids, tweens, or teens! Read more >

Nature Walk in Filley Park for All Ages (Sat., July 9 @ 11:00 AM) (Meet at Prosser!)

Bloomfield Public Library invites you to get outside this summer and enjoy a nature walk in beautiful Filley Park! We will meet at Prosser Library in the Children’s Room, fill up our water bottles, and then head over to Filley Park on foot. Members of the Filley Park Committee will join us to provide a little history about the park and help in identifying some of the trees and more. All attendees will receive a complimentary reusable water bottle. Children will also receive a nature journal and magnifying glass to take with them on our nature walks! This gentle walk is perfect for families and kids/adults of all ages! Read more >

SAND STORYTIME & ACTIVITY presented by CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection (July 12 @ 10:30 AM) (Zoom)

CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) will read a story about SAND and talk about how sand is made. The activity can be done with simple supplies from home – some supplies can be provided by BPL, while supplies last (more information available on our Events Calendar). Please register to receive Zoom information to join. Read more >

Tween Book Club: WEIRN BOOKS #1 – BE WARY OF THE SILENT WOODS (July 25 @ 5:00 PM) (Zoom)

Our July 2022 Tween Book Club title is a graphic by fan favorite Svetlana Chmakova…BE WARY OF THE SILENT WOODS (Weirn books #1). And best of all, I can actually give out copies of the chapter book to keep for anyone interested in joining the discussion! Just visit our Prosser or our McMahon Wintonbury location to pick up your personal copy of the book! You must be registered for the program to claim a copy of the book. There are a limited number of copies, so free books are only available while supplies last. Registration is also required to receive the Zoom information to join the virtual discussion. Best for ages 9 and up. Read more >

Virtual Visit with Mystic Aquarium: BELUGA WHALES! (July 26 @ 10:45 AM) (Zoom)

Broadcasting directly from Mystic Aquarium’s Arctic Coast exhibit, home to New England’s only beluga whales, this virtual program is a one of a kind outreach program where you not only “meet” one of our resident whales but also learn from the staff that work with them every day. Registration required to receive Zoom information to join. Read more >

BPL BookCon for Kids & Teens! (July 29 @ 4:00 PM + 6:00 PM) (Offsite at 330 Park Ave. / Great Room)

Join Bloomfield Public Library for it’s first ever BookCon…a book event for kids and teens! What is BookCon?
The Bloomfield Public Library Book Conference – or “BookCon” – is a chance for kids, tweens and teens to select and go home with FREE books of all kinds (and a variety of extra goodies!). Just visit the in-person BookCon event during one of the two timeframes (4-5pm or 6-7:30pm), and you can select all of the free things you’d like to take home…it’s as easy as that! Our event will take place offsite at 330 Park Avenue in Bloomfield (The Great Room A #128). PLEASE NOTE: This event is for youth – only kids and teens will be allowed to select books to take home! 🙂 No registration necessary. Read more >