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, Music & Audios too!
• Board Books for Babies & Toddlers... • Picture Books for Young Children... • First Readers for Beginner Readers... • Chapter Books
• Nonfiction books, including biographies and reference books • Graphic novels & paperbacks • Musical CDs, Audiobooks, Playaways and Kits with the picture book - great for read-along and in the car too.
Be sure to check out our parenting collection of books 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.
Visit our Play Corner!
Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding our new play boards!
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. Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.
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.
Visit the Preschool Story board on
Visit the Toddler Time board on
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)
Gingerbread Family Fun ... Wednesday December 7 @ 6pm
Snow date: Thursday December 8 6:00pm
You bring the structure, we supply the rest!
This program is generously supported by the Friends of Thompson Public Library
Very Merry Storytime ...
Wednesday December 14 @ 6pm
Snow date: Thursday December 15 6:00pm
Relax in your jammies and enjoy stories, songs, cookies, and hot cocoa!
These are free family events. Registration is not required.
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!
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.