Children’s

Bomba de Aqui

Bomba de Aqui is folklore music from Puerto Rico. The granddaughter of Rafael Cepeda, who was known for his introduction of Bomba inside and outside Puerto Rico, will be coming to the library to teach us how to Bomba!

Come learn the dance of Bomba de Aqui!

Open to all ages, wear comfortable clothes!

Saturday, March 14th at 11


Spring Flowers

Come to the Library and pick up your Spring Flower. Plants are limited so please come early!

Friday, March 20th. All Day!


Puppet Play Time

Come join your friends and play with our new puppets. A snack will be provided. Puppets may be checked out of the library. For ages 3 and up, younger children are welcome.

Mondays, March 2nd, 16th & 30th; April 13th & 27th; May 11th at 10:30


Women’s Hall of Fame

Celebrating remarkable Black Women of Connecticut join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women. Portraits will be available for viewing after the program, refreshments will be served. All ages welcomed.

Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00


Babcock Library, Ashford Energy and Sustainability Fair

What you can do to fight climate change and save!

Energy solutions for Home, Town, and Beyond.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with us!

Come get some new ideas for how to save on your home energy use, and learn about what Ashford has been doing to become more sustainable. Find out about programs that impact our state and world and how you can make a difference.

A popular children’s film will be shown.

Sponsored by the Ashford Clean Energy Task Force and Conservation Commission and Babcock Library.

This program is for all ages!Friday, April 17th 5:00-8:00

Children’s Author SHARIKA

The soul sometimes speaks the loudest amid life’s turmoil. Baring one’s heart through the process of self-discovery can awaken the gifts within. The Awakening is a collection of poems that are packed with emotions of love, growth and self-worth through teen motherhood, marriage and divorce. The poems will surprise you. They will inspire you. Most of all, they will awaken you.

All ages welcomed. Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:00


Lego Club

We’ll supply the LEGOs, you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations.

Club meets Saturdays, March 7th &21st; April 4th, 18th & 25th; May 2nd & 23rd at 11:00


Learn to Play the Ukulele

Sue Way will instruct students on how to play and tune a Ukulele.  Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program.  Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up.  (Yes, adults are welcome!)Registration is required.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays starting at 12:30 pm until 4 pm


Craft Projects and Activities

For ages 5 and up.

Friday, March 13th: Jumping Leprechaun

Friday,March 27th: Spring Flowers

Friday, April 24th: Earth Day

Friday, May 15: Surprise Craft

Friday, May 29th: Surprise Craft


Drop In Crafts

Stop by the library anytime during the week and make the craft project for the week.  This is a self-directed activity, usually for ages 4 to 8, although younger children may enjoy it with help from their adult companion.  Crafts are available throughout the week until they are gone!


Music and Movement

Come work the wiggles out in the Music and Movement get together, this program is held in the hall, before Storytime. Tuesdays at 10:00 am


Storytime

Come join us for games, stories and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time. Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the children’s room.