Children’s Programs

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

Make a Marble Roller Coaster 

Thursday, June 1
6:30 - 7:30 PM, Children's Room

Drop in, no need to sign up!

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Hoppy Reading with Coco the Bunny 

Saturday, June 3
10:30- 11:30 AM, Children's Room

Sign up here

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Every Child Ready To Read Parent Workshop 

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

Sign up here

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Paws To Read 

Thursday, June 8, 15, 22, 29
4:00- 6:00 PM, Children's Room

Call 203-630-6347 to sign up!

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Storytime with a Police Officer 

Friday, June 9
10:30 - 11:30 AM


Painting Craft 

Wednesday, June 14
3:30 - 4:30, Children's Room

Join us for a fun painting craft! Appropriate for grades K-2. Play clothes suggested, though smocks will be available. Registration required.

Sign up online!


Drop in Game Day! 

Wednesday, June 15
All Day, Children's Room

Stop into the Children's Room with friends or family to play some board games! Board games can help children practice number and shape recognition, grouping, and counting, letter recognition and reading, develop their visual perception and color recognition, their eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Games also help children learn social skills like communicating verbally, taking turns, sharing, waiting and enjoying playing with other

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Minecraft Mondays 

Session 1, Monday June 26, July 3, 10, 17
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 here


Monday Night Card Duels 

Monday, TBA

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.

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LEGO Club* 


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
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