Children’s Programs

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

Family Movie Night: Trolls 

Tuesday, February 21
6:30, Griffin Room

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

Rated PG; 92 min.


NEW DATE Homeschool Social: Wildlife Illustration 

Friday, February 24
10:30AM, Griffin Room

Instructors from the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester, CT will facilitate a Wildlife Illustration program for homeschool students in grades K-5. Some of the earliest artwork that art historians have discovered was inspired by animals. Many artists, including Rousseau, Audubon, and Da Vinci, have dedicated countless hours observing, drawing, and painting wildlife. Students will see examples of wildlife art and then use live animals from the museums collection to practice drawing styles in their very own sketchbook.

Registration is required for this program. (This program has been rescheduled from 2/10. If you signed up for that date, you do not need to register again.) Call the library at 203-630-6347 or sign up your child here. Space is limited.


Cuentacuentos/ Bilingual Storyhour 

Saturday, February 25
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)

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Monday Night Card Duels 

Monday, February 27 & March 20
6:00pm 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.


Homeschool Social 

Friday, March 3
10:30 AM, Griffin Room

Marine biologists from the Cedar Island Marina Research Lab, trained in education, bring marine organisms from the Connecticut shoreline to you! This program begins with an interactive lecture and introduction to Long Island Sound and its occupants while we show the vertebrate and invertebrate species found here. After the presentation, we invite our participants to get up close and personal with the animals where they can hold, touch, and observe the animals. Open to homeschool students in grades K-3. Registration is required for this program. Sign up here.


Barbie Bungee Jump 

Monday, March 6
6:30 PM Griffin Room

Create an exciting bungee jump for Barbie over a pool of water without messing up her hair.

For grades 6-12. Sing up here or call 203-630-6347.

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LEGO Club* 

Wednesday, March 15
4:00- 5:00 PM
Griffin Room

Tallest Towers: Build the tallest and sturdiest tower!

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, March 16
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. 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


Movies at the library: Moana 

Saturday, March 18
10:30 AM, Griffin Room

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Rated PG; Run Time 107min

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