Children & Family Programs

The Wood holds frequent ongoing and one-time events for children and families during our fall to spring program calendar. Some recurring events include:

Preschool Story time
Preschool Story time at The Wood is an interactive group activity experience for 2 1/2 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Our goal is to introduce young children to the library and the enjoyment of literature from our picture book collection. Story time is held in a series of sessions on Thursday Mornings at 10:30 AM . In addition to stories, we create themed crafts, sing songs, do finger plays and enjoy a snack. Advance registration is required for this popular free program. In addition to our regular story time, special story time events are offered. Please click here for upcoming events.

American Girl
Two American Girl programs, a holiday event and a spring Mother/Daughter Tea are held each year for girls ages 6-12. These events usually include performances that focus on significant historical female characters or have an educational theme and dolls often accompany girls to the program. The experience usually includes a themed craft workshop. These are very popular programs and fill up quickly. Registration and a fee to cover expenses are required. Please click here for upcoming events.

Family Fundays
Family Fundays focused on activities for the entire family, are appealing to all ages. Children and adults alike participate in programs such as Wreathmaking, Bluebird House and Gingerbread House Workshops , family entertainment and our Historic Main Street Hayrides. Registration and a fee to cover expenses are required. Please click here for our upcoming events.

Young Artist
Children, age 6-12, gain hands on experience, under the instruction of artists, to learn a new art form, including: cartooning, techniques of the masters, or a new cooking skill. Registration and a fee to cover expenses are required. Please click here for upcoming events.

Ann Masi Memorial Children’s Program
A winter school vacation performance, appropriate for all ages is offered each year in memory of Wood Librarian, Ann Masi. This entertaining family event is usually held at Timothy Edwards Middle School and is co-sponsored by the South Windsor Junior Women’s Club and The South Windsor Recreation Department. Past performances have included professional magicians, Hip-Hop and more. This program is free to the public. Donations to the memorial fund are appreciated. Please click here for upcoming events.

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SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

MOMMY AND ME IN THE KITCHEN: CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY

Saturday, April 29, 2017

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

MOMMY & ME: IN THE KITCHEN

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY

MOMMY AND ME     MOMMY KITCHEN

         Preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver (Mom, Dad or Grandma, etc.) will join Mrs. Grace and volunteers at Wood for some Mother’s Day baking fun. Mrs. Grace will instruct the children, with assistance from their caregiver, in making some Mother’s Day Breakfast Scones from scratch. Each family unit (caregiver with child) will make a full batch to keep, and then finish the baking process in their own home. All ingredients, equipment and materials will be provided. The demonstration batch will be baked at Wood for all to enjoy sampling. In addition to the “HANDS-ON” kitchen experience, we’ll create a special Mother’s Day card.

Registration is required, as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. Fee is $15.00 per family unit. Wood is located at 783 Main Street in South Windsor, CT.

To register online please click here and put Mother’s Day in the what are you contributing to section.

SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Thursday, May 4, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

Second Saturday Event: “Give Mom a Break” Craft Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

IMG_3192This is your chance to give Mom what she wants the most-some me time.  Dads can come down with the kids and make a special craft for Mom in celebration of Mother’s Day.

There is no pre-registration or fee for this event.

SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

Kids Multi-Media Collage Workshop

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

RM Kids Collage

Working on canvas, participants will many forms of mixed media (including paint and resist tape) and several techniques.  Participants can use their own creative expression to make something unique to them.  Join artist Rebecca Maloney amongst her current exhibit at The Wood (on display through the end of May).  Click here for more information on the kids workshop and to register online.

Second Saturday Event: CT Open House Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

open_house_logo_1.5 The Wood will be participating in the 13th Annual Connecticut Open House Day with special events and activities.  Enjoy wagon rides down “Old” Main Street, special docent demonstrations and a scavenger hunt for the kids.

Book Cover

Claire Lobdell, our Archivist, will also be on hand to sign copies of her newly published Images of America book;  South Windsor.

There is no pre-registration or fee for this event.