Children

For Children’s Services Contact:
Tricia Carlin, Children’s Librarian
P: 860.399.6422
E: tcarlin@westbrooklibrary.org

Scroll down for more information about new offerings, special events and ongoing programs for children at the Westbrook Public Library.

This summer, the State of Connecticut has revived the Summer at the Museum program! Children age 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult can visit participating museums free of charge until September 5th. For more information and to find participating museums, click here.

Be sure to investigate the rest of the CTVisit website for ideas and information about other activities and events occurring within Connecticut.

2022 Nutmeg Book Award Winners

2022 Elementary
Grades 2-3
Nutmeg Book Award Winner: InvestiGATORS by John Patrick Green
2022 Intermediate
Grades 4-6
Nutmeg Book Award Winner:
Wink by Rob Harrell

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2022 Middle School Grades
Nutmeg Book Award Winner:
The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

2022 Nutmeg Book Award Podcasts

Librarians from across the State of Connecticut have collaborated on a new podcast about the 2022 Nutmeg Book Award nominees. Librarians ConneCT has created Nutmeg Book Drops, a podcast that includes a casual discussion of the nominees, interviews with authors, and more. Listeners can find the podcast on Spotify or wherever they find their favorite podcasts. A full schedule of release dates and more information can be found at Librarians ConneCT.

Story Hour

Mrs. Nyman’s Virtual Story Hour archives on Facebook (click here to view). 

New Digital Reading and Resources

Paired video stories and nonfiction for curious children (for younger patrons).
Digital science and social studies resources and stories for grades 3 and up.

Other Resources

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For ages 3-13: contains thousands of magazines, videos, encyclopedias, a dictionary, primary source documents, maps, flags, and images.
May be searched by reading level.

CBC KIDS NEWS was created by CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public broadcaster, to serve as a trusted, reliable news source to help kids develop media literacy skills. Appropriate for 9+ year olds.

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ResearchIt – Elementary School

Fun Sites

P.B.S. Kids Logo
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Nick Junior Logo
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National Geographic Kids Logo
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