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 until further notice. Visit our calendar of events for program dates, times, and links.

Wildcroft Storytime will be on the first Monday of each month at 12:15 pm. 
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. 

Sign up for the link here:

Monday Storytimes for ages 2-5 have a different theme each week! Join Miss Dylan at 3:00 pm on Zoom for stories and songs. Look for this week’s theme on our events calendar. Register through the link on the website to get the meeting ID!

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

Read, Rock and Rhyme is back (in virtual format for now) on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm starting November 4, 2020!
Sign up for the link here:

On Thursdays at 4 pm, join Director Earls for chess! In November chess will be online, on demand. Email for the link.

We will continue to have Take-and-Make Craft Bags this fall! Pick one up while you’re at the library or request to pick one up outside 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 trailer for our neighbor Barbara McClintock’s new book The Three Little Kittens!

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!