In the Bridgeport Public Library Children’s Department, you will find loads of wonderful books (and more) for pleasure reading and for homework help. We offer books, books on tape, Playaways, CDs, videos, DVDs, online databases and much more. Try out our Muzzy Language Tapes or our Play and Learn Early Literacy Kits for very small children. Our staff is happy to help you find just what you need in person, on the phone or by e-mail.

For information call the Children’s Department at

  • 203 576-7400 ext 408
    Saturdays: 11:00 am –Movies for kids up to grade 6
    Wednesdays: 6:30 pm Various programs including Family Storytelling, Pajarama, Games Night and Drop In Crafts. Check our calendar for which week is which!
  • Homework Help!
  • Science Fair Section!

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The program is simple. Read a book and log it into the system.

When you reach a milestone, head to the library to pick up a prize!

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KidSpeak is here!

KidSpeak Language Learning for Children

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Mondays - Wednesdays
3:30 - 5:00 PM
North Branch

Got a problem for math you can’t get figure out? Need to start a research paper? Trying to think of an idea for a science fair project? Let our homework helpers get you started!

Crazy Craft Kiddos

4:20 – 5:20 PM
Black Rock Branch

Weekly arts and crafts program for kids, preschool and up, with Lisa Lupa, the Artsy Mom!

More Info: 203 576-7025.

Play and Tell with Miss Michele

10:45 - 11:45 AM
Black Rock Branch

Join Miss Michele us for our popular Play and Tell program for children up through age 3 and their caregivers. Stories, rhymes, music, movement, short films, and time for play are all part of the mix!

More Info: 203-576-7025.

Little Hands

10:45 – 11:30 AM
North Branch

Join Miss Bina for fun and engaging crafty projects perfect for little hands…with or without the help of big hands! For ages 0-3 and a caregiver. (Older siblings are welcome to attend.)

Lego Club


5:00 – 6:00 PM
Burroughs – Saden

Like LEGOs?

Join other kids who love the ever-popular plastic bricks at Bridgeport Public Library’s LEGO Club!
Your creations will be put on display in the Children’s Room for 1 week!

Ages 4-12. No registration required.
Remember! We supply the Legos. You supply the imagination!

For more information call the Children’s room at 203-576-7400 ext. 408

Little Bears


10:45 – 11:45 AM
North Branch

Join Miss Bina for stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and musical fun. Perfect for ages 0-3 and a caregiver. (Older siblings are welcome too.)

Contact: 203-576-7821.

Toddlers Plus Art

10:45 AM
Black Rock Branch

Join Miss Michele for fun easy toddler crafts even a parent can do!

Children’s Movie

11:00 AM
Burroughs & Saden - Children's Department

Children’s Movie

Join us for a family friendly movie and fresh popped popcorn.

Contact: Children’s Department 203-576-7400 ext. 408 Free at All BPL Locations!

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Muzzy Online

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Speak Out Against Bullying

Speak Out Against Bullying

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