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
Library Assistant for Children's Services
Email: tallen 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.
Preschool Story Hour
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and art activities. This program is for children ages 3.5 - 5 years.
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)
Visit the Preschool Story board on
Visit the Toddler Time board on
In January 2015 we introduced a quieter, gentler storytime for families of children with special needs. This is a smaller program with only 12 children. Stories are aimed at a preschool audience but any age child is welcome. We sing songs, read books with hands-on flannel activities, and play with bubbles!
Summer Reading & Events
On Your Mark, Get Set… READ EVERY DAY!
An energetic summer filled with Reading, Make-it Mondays, Drop in and Read, Movies, Summer Olympics, Dancin’ with Hoops, an UnMake It Wednesday and a race between the Tortoise (Team Allen) and the Hare (Team Flynn)
Wednesday June 22 ...6pm Summer Kickoff party with Creature Teachers, who will astonish you with the wonders and diversity of the animals that share our planet.
Thursday July 7 - 28 ...10:30 a.m. Summer Stories for ages 0 - 5 years Registration is not required.
Monday June 27 - August 1 ...10:00 – 5:00 Every Monday is Make-It Monday with Mrs. Allen featuring science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities
Thursday June 30 - August 4 Drop In and Read on any Thursday and get a frosty treat!
Wednesday July 6 ...1pm Family Movies @ the Library Zootopia PG 108 minutes
Wednesday July 13 ...1:30 pm & 6pm Summer Olympics... join us for games, challenges, crafts & snacks.
Wednesday July 20 ...6:30 pm Dancin’ with Hoops with Judi Jones. Music, hoops and fun for all ages
Wednesday July 27 ...1pm & 6pm UnMake It Wednesday a chance to see how things work when we take apart stuff, someone’s junk is our treasure. This program is for grades 1 – 6 and registration is required.
These are free family events made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.
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.
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.