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Your child can join our

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

This program is back and better than ever.

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.

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TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.


TumbleBooks also includes Graphic Novels (A reader favorite!), Read-Along Chapter Books, Non-Fiction, Videos, and Games. 

1000 Books before Kindergarten
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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.

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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.

Cake Pans
& 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 

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