THOMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
934 Riverside Drive (Route 12)
North Grosvenordale, CT 06255 | (860) 923-9779
Folk & fairy tales
Rhymes & songs
Children's services | Anytime is Reading Time!
• Children of any age, even infants, are eligible for their own library cards. • Parents are responsible for any materials borrowed on the card. • There are no fines on children’s materials borrowed on a child’s card.
Email: kflynn at thompsonpubliclibrary.org Sarah Banister,
Library Assistant for Children's Services
Email: sbanister at thompsonpubliclibrary.org
... clickable icons that let you browse subject categories
... search for just juvenile material in the library
... able to place holds on material and create & save title lists
Books, Books, Books
• Board Books for Babies & Toddlers... • Picture Books for Young Children... • First Readers for Beginner Readers... • Chapter Books such as Junie B. Jones, Diary of the Wimpy Kid, 39 Clues, & Magic Tree House
• Nonfiction books such as biographies, award winners, and animal books... • Reference books such as encyclopedias, atlases, and books about presidents... • Audiobooks for younger & older listeners including playaways... • Graphic novels & paperbacks
Visit our Play Corner!
Be sure to check out our parenting collection of books, videos, musical CDs and pamphlets which is conveniently located in the play corner. The offerings range from
birth through the teenage years
on a variety of topics, and all items may be borrowed.
Online Resources for Children
Kids can find homework help and databases, including ICONN, to aid in their research.
Digital Library anytime! Download books and audios for your reading pleasure.
Learn more here.
Some of the Overdrive ebook titles include...
Just for kids!! TumbleBooks is an online library of animated talking picture books that kids can read or read along with. The storybook collection includes storybooks, read-alongs, nonfiction & language books and books for the iPad.
Picture Book Collection
Look for the THEME in the call number when searching in the catalog.
Here's the color guide. Each theme is arranged by author.
The Friends of the Library have made a wonderful gift to our Library. The Early Learning Station offers 50+ educational games in seven curriculum areas for kids ages 3-8+ . It features a touchscreen, and is not connected to the Internet. It is located in the Play Corner.
Funds from the Friends Next Chapter initiative were used for a portion of the purchase. Many thanks to those who have contributed to this fund. If you would like to donate, forms are available at the Library and online.
The Library has an After School Program …come and join the fun!!! Offered since 1987, this free program is for children in kindergarten – 4th grade. Bus transportation from schools to the program is provided, parent pick up is at 5pm. Attendance is one day a week.
Join us for games, snacks, library scavenger hunts, book clubs, read to the dogs, outdoor play and special events like Iditarod in the park, movies and popcorn & so much more!
Space is limited. Contact Kim Flynn.
Preschool Story Hour ...
Monday January 6 – February 24
No sessions January 20 & February 17
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and art activities. This program is for children ages 3.5 - 5 years. Please sign up at the circulation desk.
Toddler Time ...
Monday January 6 – February 10
Tuesday January 7 – February 11
Thursday January 9 – February 13
Join us for rhymes, stories, songs, puppets, and so much more! This program is for children ages birth - 3.5 years. (older siblings are welcome) Registration is NOT required.
Visit the Preschool Story board on
Visit the Toddler Time board on
Gingerbread Family Fun Wednesday December 4 @ 6pm (Snowdate Dec 5) We will supply the graham crackers, icing, and candies for decoration. Please bring a support for your structure such as an empty milk carton. This is a free family event and registration is not required. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Thompson Public Library.
A Very Merry Storytime Wednesday December 18 @ 6pm. (Snowdate Dec 19) Join us for holiday stories, songs, and a surprise visitor from the North Pole. Come in your jammies and enjoy cookies & cocoa. This is a free family event and registration is not required.
In addition to programs listed, Children's Services also offers stories read aloud, tours of the library and reference assistance to organizations, such as schools, scouts and day cares, who wish to come to the library to promote literacy. Library outreach programs are also available.