Kent Memorial Library Youth Programs

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Fancy Nancy Party

p14_Clipart_Fancy_NancyFancy Nancy is a character in a children’s book series written by Jane O’Connor, and everything about Nancy is fancy. With fancy in mind, children ages 4 – 8 are invited to dress in their favorite ensemble for a Fancy Nancy soiree on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. During this hour-long extravaganza, which will be held at the Second Baptist Church, 100 North Main Street, party goers will receive a fancy feather neck boa, decorate a tiara, decorate a ladybug cookie, and play Fancy Nancy Bingo—with prizes! Our fabulous hostess, Fancy Wendy, will read a Fancy Nancy book before guests nibble on tea sandwiches, delectable fruit, crunchy crudités—a fancy word for raw veggies—and drink pink lemonade.

Registration is limited. This program is funded by The Friends of Kent Memorial Library.

Spring Story Time

Join us for 30 minutes of stories and a craft! It’s four weeks of fun, for kids ages 2 to 5 on Tuesdays, or Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday story times will begin April 19 at 10:15 a.m. and Tuesdays will begin April 25 at 10:15 a.m. Please register.

Cartooning with Rick Stromoski

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to cartoon with syndicated cartoonist Rick Stromoski on Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. Once a month, Soup 2 Nutz cartoonist and Suffield resident Rick Stromoski will be available to instruct beginners on the secret to cartooning (please only sign up once a season.) Bring a pad of paper and pencil, and come have fun! Registration is limited.

Graphic Novels

Do you read graphic novels? Looking for new ideas? Come share what you are reading and recommend your new favorite books to others. You’ll get first dibs on new books at the library and be sure to give us suggestions on what to buy for next month! Or, just come hang out. Plus – there will be snacks! Grades 4 and 5 on Tuesday, April 4 after school around 3:30 p.m. and Grades 6 – 8 on Tuesday, April 25 after school at 3 p.m. Let us know if you are coming, but if you haven’t registered, don’t let that stop you from dropping in.

Practice Reading – To A Dog!

p14_Clipart_Reading_to_a_DogKent Memorial Library invites young readers to practice their reading with a dog from Allan’s Angels Certified Therapy Dog Team on Saturday, April 15 between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Working on your reading? Feeling a bit shy about reading? Want to show off your skills? Think it sounds like fun? Come read to a certified dog. Registration is limited.

Baby Rhyme Time

Join us for Baby Rhyme Time, infants to age 2. Bring your singing voice on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.: books, songs, rhymes and fun! No registration required, just drop in.


We have Play-Group on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. Too cold to play outside – again? Want to meet other parents and kids? New to town? Come to Play-Group, offered to care-givers and children, Friday mornings any time between 10 a.m. and noon. No age restrictions, no registration required – just drop in.

Register on our website at, or call the library at 860-668-3896. We are at a temporary facility located at 61 Ffyler Place.

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