For Kids

Welcome to Jonathan Trumbull Library’s Youth Services Department. We offer a wide range of books, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, puppets, AV Kits, and more for children and their families.

All of our children’s programs are online or to-go until further notice. Visit our calendar of events for program dates, times, and links.

Wildcroft Storytime will be our Facebook at noon, Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Virtually visit Wildcroft, the small farmstead of Youth Services Librarian, Maggie “MG” Gaier, for stories about our natural world. Each storytime, we will enjoy a book or oral story-telling about a different animal, plant, fungi, and many other aspects of nature you all tuning in at home find fascinating! There will be guest appearances and surprises along the way. All ages welcome. 

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Zoom Cartooning and Drawing Tricks with Bill Dougal will continue on
@ 4:00 pm
Learn to draw cartoons! Sign up at the library or online. For ages 7-12.

Dougal Art, caricatures, illustrations, entertainment and education

Serial with Your Cereal
Begins Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 and continues weekly on Saturdays

Grab a bowl of your favorite cereal and settle in for our new series where you’ll hear a novel read in weekly installments by Youth Services Librarian, MG. Serial with your Cereal will air on JTL’s Facebook, Saturday mornings, 10am. No registration needed, all ages welcome.

On Mondays at 2 pm, join Director Earls for chess online! Email for the link.

We will continue to have Take-and-Make Craft Bags this winter! Request to pick one up curbside and enjoy some fun craft activities at home.

Share pictures of what you made with us by emailing them to or tagging @JonathanTrumbullLibrary on Facebook or @lebanonctlibrary on Instagram!


Education and E-Resources for Families



Here’s a little video of foster puppies at the aquarium! Win-win-win!

Book lists and Award Winners for Children

The 2021 Nutmeg Nominees have been announced! Find the lists here so you can read the books and participate in the voting next Spring.

Summer Reading Program


E-Resources for Kids and Caregivers

Overdrive for Kids

Overdrive for Kids

Middle School Resources

Middle School Resources

Elementary School Resources

Elementary School Resources


Read a book to your baby or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten.

Prepare your child for a lifetime of reading

RB Digital Magazines


Please remember to wear your masks when you enter the library, wash or sanitize hands, and wait until you and your family are all well before coming to see us. Thank you for your kindness!