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runSummer Reading is here!

We have lots of great programs schedule for the summer.

Download our Miller Summer Programs Flyer and Branch Summer Programs Flyer for a complete list of programs. Visit our calendar page to register online for programs 

Take part in our Summer Reading Game! You can register and track your reading online with Wandoo Reader.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to all young people from preschool through middle school and includes programs, prizes, science, crafts and more.  It is free of charge.  For more information call the library at 203-230-3770.


Online Databases for Children

Use your library card to access the research databases.


ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. ScienceFlix is available for use on PCs, Macs and most tablets and mobile devices.

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BookflixBookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration!

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TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles . You can also find Tumble Puzzles & Games that help develop reading and language skills.




Explora buttonExplora will help you discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.




Children's Department

Welcome to the Hamden Public Library's Children's Department!

We offer a variety of services to children as well as their parents and caregivers. The library offers storytimes, books and audiovisual material, online resources, and activities to help nurture a love of reading and learning. Our children’s area provides a place where parents and children can read, play and learn.