JUBAL HARP & SONG / THURS. April 29 / 11:30AM / ZOOM

JUBAL Harp & Song

Join Judi Byron a she plays the harp on Thursday, April 29th at 11:30 for an interactive session of action songs, songs that rhyme and beautiful melodies. Bring your rhythm instruments to bang or shake (rice in a container, pots & pans, etc.)

Parents, you can sign your child up for this program by registering in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:

A program for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families. 



This online video program will continue through the month of April via video.

Do you think you could build a robot using a small scrub brush?

Bristlebots are simple, tiny robots that buzz around like bugs.

They are easy to build and fun to play with, and you do not need any previous experience with robotics to make one. Participants can create their own bristle bot from a kit that will be provided by the library for this program.

Parents, you can sign your child up for this program by emailing: michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com. 

You will then be emailed a confirmation of your sign up and date options of when you can pick up a kit during curbside service.

For Ages 6-11 yrs. Children may need some parental guidance with this activity.


Story Time with Paige and Michelle / Archived Videos

Michelle and Paige are taking a break from story times for the month of April. You may access pre-recorded videos posted on our webpage at any time. 

Keep in mind Paige and I may use a mix of shakers, rhythm sticks and scarves. 

If you have any of these items around the house you could use them to follow along. 


A program for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families.


VT Department of Libraries Beanstack Challenge

The VT Department of Libraries presents another Beanstack Challenge.

The current challenges are for Red Clover Book Award, Vermont Golden Dome Book Award and Green Mountain Book Award.

You can find all of the award books here at the library and in digital format through our website apps. 

You can sign up for any of the challenges using the following URL: https://vermont.beanstack.org/ 

If you have any questions please email: michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com


Watershed Explorer Challenge

Watershed Explorer Challenge

Ongoing Program

“The UVM Extension Lake Champlain Sea Grant education team is launching a new program Watershed Explorers. The Watershed Explorer Challenge booklet has 11 activities, rooted in Next Generation Science Standards, that are designed for young people to learn about watershed science and the Lake Champlain Basin. This is a learning experience for students and their families to engage in at their own pace. Students that complete all the activities in the booklet will be awarded the title of Watershed Explorer and receive a certificate.

The challenge has been designed for middle-school-aged youth but can also be appropriate for younger and older students.” 

They are partnering with public libraries to provide a link to the website and a booklet. Parents if you are interested in receiving a booklet and a link to the Watershed Explorer Challenge site please email: michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Beyond Black History Month

Across the country, organizations are providing safe ways for people to honor Black History virtually.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) leads virtual events and conversations that affirm and preserve the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. Events are free and open to all — but registration is required.

Using 360 street view technology, Google Arts and Culture allows for gallery goers to take a virtual field trip and enjoy online experiences through more than 80 partner institutions. Among the featured exhibits are the Civil Rights Movement ExhibitFredrick Douglass—from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York, and Kansas City Jazz. Google Arts and Culture also offers African American Art from the Hewitt Collection.

Learn about Black history, politics, and culture with Khan Academy.

You can also learn more about national places that remember and celebrate African American history. Click here for 22 historical sites to learn more about Black History Month.

PressReader is our new digital magazine and newspaper service

PressReader is our new digital Magazine and Newspaper subscription service and contains over 7000 digital magazines and newspapers from around the world, in multiple languages. You can read these eMagazines and eNewspapers in the PressReader app which is available on most devices’ app store, or in your desktop/laptop’s browser.

Experience the award-winning app on smartphones, tablets, and eReaders. Life is short! Read on the run with the PressReader app.

To get started, choose your operating system or device:


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Getting Started

  1. Visit PressReader.
  2. Click sign in, and select the “Library or Group” option
  3. Select “Waterbury Public Library” and sign in with your library card number and PIN (last 5 digits of library card number).
  4. Finish creating an account that can be used on the app or select “No, thanks” to proceed without an account
  5. Sign into your account every few weeks to keep your app account active.
  6. Download the app for Apple iOS or Android to use PressReader on your mobile device
  7. On the app, you can download newspapers for offline reading without subscribing.