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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Barnes and Noble-Author Book Signing Event

Saturday, August 5, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

DSC_0236Join author and archivist Claire Lobdell at the Barnes and Noble Manchester Store, author talk and book signing event for her new book Images of America: South Windsor.

Second Saturday Event: Historic Main Street

Saturday, August 12, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the History of Main Street Tour
Stop by The Wood and pick up a map to lead you on a self-guided tour of “Old” Main Street. Then at your leisure walk, bike or drive down Historic Main Street in South Windsor to learn some fun and interesting facts about the town’s history. Come and see the architecture and buildings that make up the oldest street in town. Learn about the first colonists to settle on this street and some of their stories.  There is a lot of history on this old main street so, come get a map and learn about our town.


Purchase your own copy of Images of America: South Windsor online now for $23.00 (tax included).  Shipping available for additional $4.00 cost (up to 3 book). You can also purchase a copy in person at The Wood.