Rain Forest Animals at Westbrook Public Library

   The Friends of Westbrook Public Library are sponsoring a free live animal program to kick off the summer reading program on Thursday evening, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the library community room. Animal Embassy returns with a program highlighting animals that live in rain forest habitats. This is a great family night activity for all ages and no pre-registration is necessary. For more information contact the library at 860 399-6422 or email

Summer Events Coming Up

There is a lot going on at the library this summer. Unless stated otherwise, all programs are free, open to all, and require no pre-registration.

Beach Story Hours for preschoolers begin Wednesday, July 11 and continue every Wednesday in July at 10 a.m. at the Town Beach (weather permitting- at the library in case of rain).

Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center presents “Life in a Rockwall” featuring the animals that make their home among the rocks like centipedes, salamanders, snakes, and spiders.

Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m., Vermont Puppet Tree presents “Caps For Sale” an entertaining puppet show featuring a range of puppetry styles and world music.

Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center returns with an introduction to geology with rock samples to examine and study.

Friday, July 27 and Friday, August 24, Eastern Connecticut Ballet will present a creative movement session for children ages 3-5 which introduces the basics of ballet. The program begins at 12:30 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Kids Corner CT is presenting hands-on science programs for children ages 6-10 on three Wednesdays at 1 p.m. this August.

  • August 8 Fun Science provides an entertaining introduction to science.
  • August 15 Chemistry is the topic.
  • August 22 Goop, Gak, & Slime are covered! Pre-registration is requested to help us plan.

Nutmeg Book Club

The Nutmeg Book Club will meet on the following Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. this summer to discuss some of this year’s Nutmeg Book Award nominees. Registration required- call 860 399-6422 or e-mail

July 12-  Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar (grades 4-6)

July 19- Elementary Nutmeg books- any title (grades 2-3)

July 26- A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (grades 4-6)

August 2- The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson (grades 4-6)

August 9- Elementary Nutmeg books- any title (grades 2-3)

August 16- Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey (grades 4-6)


Story Hour

From October through May join Children’s Librarian, Mary Nyman, for story hour at the library every Wednesday starting at 10 am. Open to Westbrook residents only. For preschool children age 3 and up. Please call and register your child today!




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