Children’s Programs

To register for programs call 203-630-6347, email, or stop in!
summer lego

Summer Lego Club 

Fridays, July 21, August 4 & 18
3:30 - 4:30 PM, Griffin Room

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. Due to small pieces, this program is recommended for ages 5 and up. Sign-up is not required and late arrivals are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.


Bilingual Loteria 

Monday, July 24 & August 21
3:00 - 4:00 PM, Griffin Room

Open to all ages, this fun bilingual game is similar to BINGO. Light refreshments will be served and small prizes for game winners.

Sign up here for the July session


It's Elementary  

Tuesdays, July 25; August 1 & 8
2:30 PM, Griffin Room

Stories and activities for children entering grades 3 & 4.

Sign up here

books and food

Good Eats: A Cooking Program with Books 

Tuesday, July 25
4-5 PM, Griffin Room

Open to kids entering 5th and 6th grade.

Listen and learn about the food you'll be preparing. Enjoy your creations before the end of the program.

Sign up here

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Fairy Tale STEM 

Wednesdays, July 26; August 2 & 9
2:30 PM, Griffin Room

For children entering grades k-2.
Sign up here


Coding for Kids 

Wednesdays, July 5- August 9
4-5pm, Griffin Room
For kids ages 8-12

Is your daughter or son the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates? Computer programming is one of the most important skills for the 21st century. Even if they don’t consider themselves a math/science person, bring your kids to the library for Code Club! We meet every week and work together to learn computer programming.

Sign up here

paws to read july aug sept

Paws To Read 

Thursdays, July 27; August 17 & 31; September 7, 14, 21, 28
4:00- 6:00 PM, Children's Room

Call 203-630-6347 to sign up!


Minecraft Mondays 

Session 2, Monday July 31, August 7, 14, 21
3:30- 5:00 PM, Griffin Room

Join us to explore the LION Minecraft server with others, battle in the arena, complete challenges and earn or win awesome Minecraft in-game tools and resources! Space is limited for this 4-week session.

Sign up for session 1 here
Sign up for session 2 here


Monday Night Card Duels 

Monday, July 31 & August 21
6 - 7:30, Cook 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.

vex robotics

Vex Robotics Demonstration 

Friday, August 4
2:00 - 3:30 pm, Cook Room

Come learn a little bit about robotics through this interactive Vex Robotics demonstrations. Open to children ages 5+ - Teens.

Sign up here

i spy
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