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.
Summer Reading Begins June 21st
Summer Reading Kicks off on June 21st. You can sign up online beginning at 10am to track your reading and become eligible to win prizes. Then come to Miller Library at 7PM to see Sciencetellers! All ages are welcome. No registration required.
We have lots of other fun programs offered throughout the summer at all three Hamden Library branches. Visit our calendar page to view all our program listings.
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.
BookFlix 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!
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 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.
Try our new online language learning program for children! Muzzy Club is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language. Includes Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, and English (ESL).