Southbury Public Library Summer Reading, Children and Teen Events, and More

We can't believe Summer Reading is almost over! Have you gotten all your time in yet? If not, don't wait! Get your hours in today! Extra activities and challenges like Alphabet Adventures and Teen Book Bingo also have to be completed by 11:59pm this Friday, August 7 to count as participation towards Summer Reading prizes.

Children and Teen Events

See below for information about our upcoming Children's and Teen Programming! Sign up for events requiring registration through our new website calendar here or with the links at the end of the program description. All of our Children's and Teen Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Library programs are not funded by the town fiscal budget.

Drop-In Storytime Online (All Ages) 
Monday, August 3 and 10, 10:30am, Online, No Registration Required

Join us live on our Southbury Youth Services Facebook page every Monday morning for a drop-in storytime. We're thrilled to be back! All ages are welcome. No registration is required.

Toddler Time Storytime Online (All Ages)
Wednesday, August 5 and 10, 10:30am, Online, Registration Required

Parents and caregivers are invited to join their toddlers for 30 minutes of theme based stories and songs. Our summer session will be online via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link and credentials to join the program. Register here.

Zoom Game Mash Up (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 6, 3-4pm, Online, Registration Required

Join us on Zoom for a mix of fun, zoom based games! Silly, fun, and lighthearted, these games don't require any supplies except a device with a webcam and a sense of humor. Register here.\

Getting Children's and Teen Materials While Upstairs is ClosedWhile upstairs may be closed, you can still put children's and teen books and movies on hold to pick up at the main circulation desk! Read on for two different ways to do this:1. Online:Log in to your online account here and place holds on the books you are interested in picking up by searching in the catalog. Wait to receive confirmation that your hold items have arrived, and then pick them up within six days of getting the email or phone call. If you are having trouble logging into your account, please contact our Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 130 for assistance.

2. By Phone:

Call the Youth Services department during open hours at 203-262-0626 ext. 3 and request your books with a staff member. Depending on book availability, the staff member you speak to may tell you to come in shortly or will put the item(s) on hold for you and)let you know to wait for a phone or email confirmation that your item(s) has(have) arrived. Requesting by phone is also a nice option if you aren't sure exactly what titles you would like, but are looking for something in a certain genre for a certain age group.If you are not comfortable coming into the library to pick up your holds, please contact our Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to arrange alternative service.