The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department is pleased to announce programming for February 2022 for children and teens. We are offering a mix of in-person and virtual events this month. All programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information and to register online please visit our website: www.southburylibrary.org/events/
Food Explorers Online: Veggie Lasagna Soup – Wednesday, February 2 at 5:30 pm on Zoom
Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers and learn how to make a deliciously healthy soup with all the flavors of veggie lasagna. Ages 7 & up and families. Registration is required.
Take Your Child to the Library Day Craft-a-Thon – Saturday, February 5
Celebrate the 11th annual TYCLD with our Take & Make Craft-a-Thon. Choose from a variety of literary and seasonal crafts. Available while supplies last.
Storytime with Katie – Wednesday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
Join Miss Katie for stories and songs geared towards toddlers and older. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. All ages welcome. No registration required.
First Chapter Friday Nutmegs – Friday, February 4 at 4:00 pm on Facebook Live
Miss Heather introduces the 2022 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees. Grades 3-5. No registration required.
Drop-In Storytime – Monday, February 7, 14 & 28 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
Join Miss Heather for stories and songs every Monday (excluding February 21). Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. All ages welcome. No registration required.
We Love Art – Tuesday, February 8 (Grades 3-5) and Tuesday, February 15 (Grades K-2 at 4:30 pm in the Storytime room
Do you love art? Miss Renee and Miss Katie will host two special art programs. Space is limited. Registration required.
Tiny Food Explorers – Thursday, February 11 at 11:00 am in the Kingsley Room
Join Tiny Food Explorers for some fun with food! You’ll make a hands-on healthy snack that even the pickiest of eaters will be keen to try. All snack ingredients will be nut free but may contain dairy. No food will be shared. Ages 2-5 & caregivers. Registration is required
Open House Take & Make Craft – Saturday, February 12, 19 & 26
Stop by the Youth Services department every Saturday to take home a thematic craft. Available while supplies last.
STEAMonday: Valen-Slime – Monday, February 14 at 4:15 pm in the Kingsley Room
We’re making a Valentine’s Day themed version of our favorite slime. Grades 2-5. Registration required.
Donut Plushie Craft – Thursday, February 24 & March 3 at 4:30 pm in the Kingsley Room
Join Miss Heather and Miss Katie to make a special donut shaped plushie. This is a two-part program. Please plan on attending both sessions. Grades 2-5. Registration required.
Teen LitLoot Book Subscription Boxes – Starting Tuesday, February 1
Register anytime for our LitLoot book subscription box and get two book selections customized to you along with some extra added on goodies in this box of book magic! Your box will be ready approximately 1 week after your registration. Grades 6-12.
Teen To-Go Craft Kits: Felt Conversation Hearts – Starting Monday, February 7
Pick up complete kits to make a Felt Conversation Heart from the Teen Department while supplies last. Each kit will have instructions and all supplies needed (except scissors.) Kits are not limited per person, but we ask that you only take what you (and siblings or friends you are crafting with) need. Grades 6-12.
Food Explorers Online: Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies – Wednesday, February 16 from 5-6pm on Zoom
Join Food Explorers to make Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies! This recipe takes your average brownie up a notch with a raspberry cheesecake filling. Cook along with us over Zoom from the comfort of your very own kitchen. Space is limited for time to answer individual questions and walk everyone through this program. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here. You will need an electric mixer. Grades 6-12 and their families. Space is limited. Registration required.
Teen Advisory Board –Tuesday, February 22 from 6-7 pm in the Youth Services Tutor Corner
We are looking for creative, energetic volunteers in grades 6-12 who are interested in making a difference at the Southbury Public Library! Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members can directly influence our teen book and AV collections, teen programming and events, and other teen services. Each monthly meeting opens with a discussion about ideas for programs, materials, and more and closes out with some special volunteer projects. If you are interested in serving on the Teen Advisory Board, you can apply to be considered on our website at www.southburylibrary.org/tab.
Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at www.southburylibrary.org/events for program details and registration information. Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SouthburyLibraryYouthServices/