For Grownups - Personalized Services for Parents, Teachers & Caregivers

The Kids section of the Library is not just for kids - it's for grownups, too! From parents to caregivers to teachers, everyone in a child's life can benefit from the services and programs offered by the Children's Library.  Contact our staff at 203.291.4810 or email kids [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (kids at westportlibrary.org)

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ArtSmart

ArtSmart is a PTA-sponsored, parent volunteer program in the Westport Public Schools.  The goal is to teach children about artists and art forms and to encourage them to express themselves creatively through in-class art projects.  Are you a parent volunteer planning a project?  Call us or email us to  help you realize your vision!  Get started here►

GrandKits

Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins - expecting little visitors? Wondering what to have on hand to keep them occupied?  Ask us about GrandKits.  Staff will customize a selection of books, games, movies, DVDs, toys and more that you can borrow during their whole visit.

Kids Travel Kits

You and your kids can get even more out of your trip with a Kids TravelKit. Children’s Library staff will put together a package of all kinds of fun things for your trip – great stories to read, music to listen to, films to watch, art books to look at, audiobooks to take, and more – all tailored to your trip.

Contact us with your name, travel dates and destination.  Let us know the ages, grades, and interests of the children traveling.  Tell us how to contact you and we will be in touch when your KidsTravel Kit is ready.  

Need some ideas for local daytripping?  See Family Daytrips►

Outdoor Backpacks for Exploring Nature With Children -Available to Borrow!  >

Scout Programs

Why not plan your next Scout meeting at Westport Library?  Children's librarians collaborate with scout leaders to plan programs that help scouts earn patches, beads, badges, etc. Tell us what you need and we will tailor a library program especially for your group.  Think of us for special events & ceremonies; campfire storytelling; community service opportunities - and more.

To plan your scout program at the library, please contact Lynne Perrigo (lperrigo [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (lperrigo at westportlibrary.org)) or Kris Nash (knash [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (knash at westportlibrary.org) ) .

Meeting rooms are also available for your regular meetings.Contact mwaterman [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (mwaterman at westportlibrary.org) for further information about booking a meeting room.

Suggestions

Let staff know what your child likes, and you’ll go home with a stack of reading, viewing and listening just for your child.  Staff loves providing suggestions.  And be sure to check out our All About Reading page!

Opportunities to Read Aloud to Children >>

From book loans to Library field trips, teachers can look to the Library to enhance their curricula.

Teacher Loan Services

Call or email us a week ahead of time and we will put together a tailor-made selection of books for your classroom needs.  Teachers are eligible for Extended Loans up to six weeks long.  If you teach in the Westport Public Schools ask us about Courier Services and Teacher Library Cards!

Class Field Trips

Call or email us to arrange a tour of the Westport Library for you or your group. Classes are also welcome to visit the Library for storytimes and student projects.

Call 203.291.4810 or email kids at westportlibrary.org .