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Children's Department

Welcome to the Hamden Public Library's Children's Department!

We offer a variety of services to children as well as their parents and caregivers. The library offers storytimes, books and audiovisual material, online resources, and activities to help nurture a love of reading and learning. Our children’s area provides a place where parents and children can read, play and learn.







National Library Week 2015


The Library will be offering a great selection of programs during National Library Week/School Vacation week.  Performaces, crafts, films, even a llama!

View Our April Calendar to see all our Library Week Programs!



Online Databases for Children

Use your library card to access the research databases.


ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. ScienceFlix is available for use on PCs, Macs and most tablets and mobile devices.

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BookflixBookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration!

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TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles . You can also find Tumble Puzzles & Games that help develop reading and language skills.



Read the Books


Read the Books can be used by kids, parents, or teachers to discover new books, authors, series, or genres. It's a quick and easy way to find interesting books for children and young adults based on topic, grade level, or time period.


Explora buttonExplora will help you discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.