3-D Talking Books
iVOX is our new children’s app based on the popular VOX talking Books. Perfect for children ages 2-10, iVOX is a revolutionary read-along experience, integrating VOX talking books into an app using state-of-the-art, 3-D, story-telling technology.
iVox is available directly in your browser or as a free app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire. Simply click on the picture above to use on the web, or download the app. Select a book, and a favorite story will be brought to life.
iVox is free to use for everyone while visiting the library, but available to only North Haven resident library card holders outside the library.
1000 Books before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a self- paced program for adults with little ones who have not yet entered Kindergarten.
We encourage parents and caregivers to reach the goal of 1,000 books read to their child before they reach Kindergarten in order to help develop early literacy skills. By doing this, children develop both an early love of reading and the skills necessary to begin reading.
Summer Reading Program
Summer is the perfect time to read for the fun of it, and the North Haven Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program is the perfect way to do it. The Summer Reading Program motivates and rewards young readers while also offering fun and educational programming!
By reading and keeping a log and participating in Library events, children can earn prizes and have fun!
Be sure to check out our summer reading page as the summer approaches.
Student Online Resources
Student online resources are databases and magazines provided by the North Haven Memorial Library and the State of Connecticut.
This page breaks down resources by grade level for preschool/elementary school students, middle school students and high school students for easy use. Click here to visit our Student Resources Page.
In order to help make resources easier to find, the Children’s Department has a dedicated parent shelf full of helpful books for parents, teachers and caregivers. This shelf has books both for adults to read and for adults to read to children on topics ranging from potty training to family changes. Resources include understanding and managing care for children with special needs.
We also provide links to useful parenting websites that include local daycare listing and doctor finder tool. Click here to visit our Parent Resource Page.
Our Teacher Resources are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) to provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension.
Most resources include lesson plans, scavenger hunts, curriculum standards and STEM instruction for the Common Core. Click here to visit our Teacher Resource Page.
Check out our Puppet Sets! We offer kits for children that include fun stories with a corresponding puppet. These sets are a great way to make a story more interactive and come alive!
We also offer Sensory Kits and Educational Backpacks. Our kits include picture books, toys, and activities for you and your little one to enjoy together. Puppet sets, puzzles, backpacks, and sensory kits can be borrowed for 3 weeks.
& Cookie Cutters
You can check out our cake pans and cookie cutters! Don't spend money on buying a specialty cake pan when you can borrow it for free! Featured in New York Times and on PBS, our cake pan collection is comprised of more than 300 cake pans! We also have about 20 sets of cookie cutters.
To view each cake pan and cookie cutter set and check availability, visit our Cake Pan page.
Have a cake pan to donate? We take donations! Please stop by the Children's Department or call for more information.
The Children's Department offers a multitude of programs for children ages birth - 11 years old including story times, dance party, parachute playtime, S.T.E.A.M. programs, animal shows, science classes, concerts, pokemon club, coding classes, scavenger hunts, lego club and so many more. To see a full list of current programs and to register, please view our Programs - Children Page