AT PLUMB: Events for kids, income tax help and more

AlphaBits — Thursday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them ready for kindergarten; drop in; siblings welcome.

Stay & Play — Fridays, March 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance — Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. IRS-trained volunteers, income limits; no reservations, register at the children’s desk. This year’s sessions begin Tuesday, Feb. 4, bring in last year’s return for speedier results.

Teen Saturday — Saturday, March 22. All-afternoon events for teens 13-18, 12:30 p.m. Booked for Lunch; 1:45 p.m. Create; 3 p.m. Movie Critics screen Divergent at Seymour Cinema to view Divergent.

Library Lego Club — Saturday, March 22, 2 p.m. For kids 3-12. Drop-in session to create original constructions using LEGOs/ Duplos provided by the library. Each child’s creation goes on display until the next club meeting. Library Legos/ Duplos do not go home.

Budding Bookworms — Mondays, March 24 and 31, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers — Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, March 25 and April 1, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs, and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.

Plumb Picassos — Tuesdays, March 25 and April 1, 2 p.m. Drop-in art based program for kids 1-5 and their caregivers that explore art through picture books and then create original pieces, Freeze Dance and play Miss Maura Says.

knit! — Tuesdays, March 25 and April 1, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit and crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.

Growing Readers Family Workshop — Thursday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. Shelton School Readiness Council sponsors The Approachable Non-fiction Book with Miss Maura. This drop-in parent/child session will offer adults lots of ideas on how to choose fun books they and their children will enjoy.

Repeat Reads — Friday, March 28, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth; this month Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. One hundred years after its publication this famous tale displays human failings and foibles in the guise of well dressed animals … remember Mr. Toad and his friends Ratty and Mole? Descriptions of life along the river in all seasons stand true today, come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour!

1000 Books Before K

Information and supplies all provided at sign-up. To encourage families to read together, with the help of the Shelton School Readiness Council and Friends of the Shelton Libraries the Plumb Library is offering support for tracking all 1,000 books plus rewards and prizes along the way. Funding from the Valley Community Foundation and the Valley United Way supports this new adventure.

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.

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