Children’s Programs

To register for programs call 203-630-6347, email, or stop in!
paws to read may

Paws To Read 

Thursday, May 4, 11, 18, and 25
4:00- 6:00 PM, Children's Room

Call 203-630-6347 to sign up!


Cuentacuentos/ Bilingual Storyhour 

Saturday, May 6 & 20
10:30-11:30 AM, Children's Room

El programa Cuentacuentos es para niños y sus familias. Escuchamos a cuentos en inglés y en español, jugamos, cantamos, hacemos proyectos de arte (manualidades), y hacemos nuevos amigos. Después del programa habrá refrescos y pan dulce.

Cuentacuentos is a program for children and families. We listen to stories in English and Spanish, play games, sing songs, work on crafts, and meet new friends as we enjoy refreshments and delicious pan dulce (pastries and sweets)


Family Movie: Swan Princess Royally Undercover 

Saturday, May 6
2:30PM, Griffin Room

After mysterious visitors arrive in the Kingdom, Princess Alise, Lucas and their friends go undercover on a secret spy adventure to see if they can be trusted. They will need all of their superior detective skills as well as some super cool gadgets to solve the royal mystery and save the Kingdom.

Rated G, Run time 1 hr. 19 min.

may homeschool social

Carpet Bowling for Kids 

Friday, May 12
10:30 AM, Griffin Room

Sign up here!


Monday Night Card Duels 

Monday, May 15
6:00 PM, Griffin Room

Do you play Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon or Magic: The Gathering? Come and play with your friends at our monthly Trading Card Game Night. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own deck or learn how to play from one of our members. If you have any questions contact Melissa at or call 203-238-2347.

lego pet

LEGO Club* 

Wednesday, May 17
4:00- 5:00 PM, Griffin Room

Pet Parade: Use LEGO bricks to create an animal friend!

We provide the LEGO® bricks, you just need to bring your imagination.  All finished creations will be put on display in the Tomie dePaola Children's Library.  Sign-up is not required and late arrivals are welcome.

Call 203-630-6347 or e-mail for more information about LEGO® Club.

*LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program
minecraft meetup

Minecraft Meetup 

Thursday, May 18
4:00- 5:00 PM, Griffin Room

Are you into Minecraft? Want to meet up with other Minecraft players? Come to our Minecraft Meetup on Thursday, June 30th from 4 to 5 pm in the Griffin Room. Come play with others in person or virtually on our LION Libraries server. We will have a few laptops available or you can bring your own laptop or device. Be sure to bring your account login information to sign into Minecraft. Open to ages 5-17. Sign up not required unless you want to reserve a computer.

Sign up for a computer here.

Not signed up yet for our server? Download the form here or get one from the Children's Room or Information Desk. If you have any questions contact Melissa at 203-238-2347 or at

every child ready to read

Every Child Ready To Read Parent Workshop 

Saturday, June 3
3:00- 4:00 PM, Cook Room

Sign up here!

read down fines

Read Down Your Fines! 

Do some reading in the library and work off your fines

Join Our Minecraft Server! 

Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Main Number 203.238.2344 Fax 203.238.3647