Play time, taxes and more at Plumb this week

There are a lot of things happening at Shelton's Plumb Memorial Library over the next week.


Thursdays, March 6 and 13, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Stay & Play

Fridays, March 7 and 14, 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

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. IRS trained volunteers, income limits, bring in last year’s return for speediest results; first come basis, no reservations, register at Children’s Desk.


Teen Saturday

Saturday, March 8. 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 over light refreshments.


Budding Bookworms

Mondays, March 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers - Freezer Dance and ever popular Do Re Mi.

MS Support

Monday, March 10, 2 p.m. Self led support group offers information and discussion, new members welcome.


Monday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. Regional authors and publishers association provides support, criticism and speakers; new members welcome.

Fun for Little Ones

Tuesdays, March 11 and 18, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs, and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this engaging and entertaining themed drop in program; siblings welcome, too.


Plumb Picassos

Tuesdays, March 11 and 18, 2 p.m. Drop-in art based program for kids 1-5 and their caregivers that explores art through picture books, then the kids create original pieces, Freeze Dance and play Miss Maura Says.


Kids in the Kitchen

Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. Simple cooking skills for kids 5 and up with caregivers; dress for mess and be sure to let us know about allergies.

Shelton School Readiness Council

Thursday, March 13, 2 p.m. Community members meet in support of preschool children and their families; new members welcome.


Mother Daughter Book Club

Thursday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.  Focus is on Stolen Children by Peg Kehret. The free program features discussion of the book plus craft and refreshments for girls in grades 2-4 and their moms or other important grownups. Copies are still available for interested families.


Library Home School Network

Friday, March 14, 2 p.m. Area home school families visit to share resources and information, refreshments.

Tea with Friends

Saturday, March 15, 1 p.m. Betty Johnson of Bigelow Tea visits bringing background, history and tea culture information; she has been associated with Bigelow Tea located in Fairfield for 20 years. Hosted by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, interested members of the public are welcome to bring their own favorite tea cup for an impromptu tea party, with free refreshments for all.

1000 Books B4 K

Ask us about our new family reading program - 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 1000 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 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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