Children’s Programs

Story Hour- Wednesday Story Hour- Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to the Library on every other Wednesday to enjoy Stories and Rhymes with Ms. Leanne.  Please check the Library’s Event Calendar for the most up to date events.

Tuesday evenings Chess Group– During the summer, a chess club for children is held here at the Library, with instruction available from our volunteer, Jonathan Doster. This is one of our most popular summer programs. The group meets at 5 p.m. and all skill levels are welcome. Call the Library @ 860-364-5041 for more information.

Summer Reading– A summer reading program is held each year, for children who are reading or being read to.  Check the events calendar for programming.

Holiday Celebrations– The Hotchkiss Library is happy to host many holiday celebrations.  We have an open house at Halloween, Santa visits in December, and we host a Valentine’s Day Tea with the Sharon Historical Society in February.  Check the events calendar for more information.

Reading Buddies– Good Dog is a highly regarded program that pairs a child with a reading team (a dog and owner) to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Teams meet at the library for private sessions on a scheduled basis. This is a program that requires the interested parent to contact the library regarding the availability of reading teams in the area. Call 860-364-5041 for more information.

For the latest Children’s Programs, please check the Library’s Events Calendar.


Children’s Online Public Access Catalog

Search our children’s catalog, with a kid-friendly webpage, by clicking here.