Children’s News & Events

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

Comic author/illustrator Nathan Hale is visiting Bloomfield on June 1st! (6:00 PM, Carmen Arace School Auditorium)

Bloomfield Public Library is excited to announce that – with the generous support of Duncaster Retirement Community – we are bringing Comic Author/Illustrator Nathan Hale to Bloomfield! Perhaps best known for his graphic series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (based on historic U.S. events), he will do a series of closed presentations in our schools followed by an evening presentation open to anyone in the public! The evening presentation will be at Carmen Arace School (390 Park Ave., Bloomfield) in the auditorium. Time-allowing, the author will gladly sign personal copies of his books that you bring to the event. Advance registration for this special event is appreciated.
For all ages. Read more >

SUMMER READING BEINGS! (All Ages, June 5 to Aug. 11)

The BPL Summer Reading program is open to all ages – children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice” and the program runs June 5 – August 11. We’re excited to share another great summer reading season with all of you. Simply create an account online with READsquared. You can create individual accounts or create a series of linked accounts as a family – whatever works best for you! Then, just log book titles all summer long. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win prizes in our end-of-summer raffles for all ages. Be sure to visit our Summer Reading page on our website to get all the information you need to register. Read more >

Storytime at Auerfarm Scenic Reserve (June 22 @ 10:00 AM)

Please join us for Storytime at Auerfarm Scenic Reserve sponsored by Bloomfield Public Library, Friends of Auerfam State Park Scenic Reserve and CT Department of Environmental Education Protection’s “No Child Left Inside” Program. Grade K-3 children and their families are invited for a gentle hike up Auerfarm Scenic Reserve’s old orchard hill with State Park naturalists. The hike will be followed by a library storytime and craft with an apple orchard theme on the scenic hilltop. Registration is required. Maximum of 15 families due to limited parking. Read more >

Tween Book Club: THE SUN AND THE STAR (June 26 @ 5:00 PM) (Zoom)

In June, we have a special book club event! We’ll return to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson universe with THE SUN AND THE STAR (featuring Nico, Son of Hades)! And best of all, I can actually give out copies of the book to keep for anyone interested in joining the discussion! Starting May 15th, just visit our Prosser location (1 Tunxis Ave) or our McMahon location (1015 Blue Hills Ave) 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. Please register for this discussion to be sure you receive the necessary Zoom information to join the virtual discussion.
Best for ages 9 and up. Read more >

CT Humane Society: Pets and Caring Kids (June 29 @ 2:00 PM) (Zoom)

PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids…
Pets are a ton of fun, but they also take a lot of work! This engaging program presented by the CT Humane Society explores what different types of pets need to be happy and healthy and how these needs compare with our own. Children will understand that pet owners are responsible for meeting the needs of the pets who depend on us. This program will cover general pet care as well as teach children how to interact with and properly handle pets.
Best for ages 5-8.
Registration is required to receive Zoom information to join this virtual program. Read more >