There’s still a lot going on at the libraries, even with the Christmas holiday coming up.
The libraries continue to be a collection point for the Team Toys for Kids drive.
Plumb Memorial Library Library will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and remain closed Thursday, Dec. 25. Plumb will re-open for a regular schedule on Friday and Saturday.
However, the Huntington Branch at the Community Center which will close Christmas Eve at 2:30 p.m. and be closed Thursday and Friday, then re-open Saturday for a regular schedule.
Collection information, research databases, downloadable audio and ebook links and borrower information can be found 24/7 through the library website.
41 Church Street; 203-926-0111
Stories with Danielle — Thursday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. Three and four year olds hear stories.
Spanish with Sandra — Friday, Dec. 19, 2:45 p.m. Early immersion program for three to five year-olds and their parents features the Spanish language in songs, games, story time and other activities. Taught by Shelton Spanish teacher Sandra Alvarado. Registration is required and space is limited.
65 Wooster Street; 203-924-9461
AlphaBits — Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready. Drop in.
Stay & Play — Friday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. Adults chat while children play in a safe secure environment; light refreshments provided. Suitable for babies and young children.
TAB — Friday, Dec. 19, 3 p.m. Teen Advisory Board meets to develop and design programs, collection and activities for kids 13-18; snacks improve the discussions, free, new members welcome to drop in.
Repeat Reads — Friday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth; this month Anne of Green Gables brings readers back to a life a century ago that still resounds today. Copies of the books are available, new members welcome; come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks.
Teen Saturday — Saturday, Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 begin with activity then move to a movie, snacks; event is free.
Budding Bookworms — Mondays, Dec. 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.
Fun for Little Ones — Tuesday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers up to age 5 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.
knit! — Tuesday, Dec. 23 and 30, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.
Book Buzz — Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura for weekly book and book based craft plus a healthy snack. This program for preschool children and their caregivers welcomes audience participation.
Home Delivery — Shelton residents who cannot get to the library due to temporary or permanent disability are welcome to apply for home delivery of library materials. Contact the branch library, 203-926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.