January 29, 2023

Essex Summer Story Times Are A Huge Success!

The Essex and Ivoryton Libraries have been conducting some fun and unique story times for children this summer. The two libraries have partnered with the Essex Park and Recreation Department and are reading stories to children outside every Wednesday in July and August at 10am at the Viney Hill Brook Park on Hillside Drive in Essex.

The children will listen to several stories read by Elizabeth Alvord of the Ivoryton Library and Judie McCann or Jessica Branciforte of the Essex Library, and then do a simple craft at the picnic tables. It has been a nice cool place to do story time, even during all the heat and humidity this summer. And the families even get to go swimming after story time.

The Essex Library is celebrating its 10th year of Sleepy Time Stories on the lawn of the CT River Museum at 6:30pm on Thursdays. Judie McCann has been reading stories on the lawn of the museum since the summer of 2001. She brings her blanket and spreads it out for all to share. It has become quite popular through the years with local and visiting families. And the CT River Museum now has “Thursdays on the Docks” from 5:30-7:30, a popular evening of cocktails, live music, and light snacks served up on the North Deck while the main floor galleries are open for perusal.

Please contact the Essex Library at 767-1560 or jmccann@essexlib.org for more information.