Request a title for the library to purchase for the Junior collection.
Danbury Library is pleased to present a fun way for you and your family to discover books, keep track of your reading, and reach reading goals.
Throughout the year, a variety of challenges will be available for all age groups.
Once you’ve registered with Beanstack, you can sign in any time to discover what new challenges and prizes await you!
Not ready to jump in yet? Learn more about Beanstack with this these video tutorials!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Take a pledge to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to your baby, toddler or preschooler. Keep track of all the books you read through Beanstack, the Danbury Library’s exciting new app designed to make logging reading easier and more fun. Beanstack challenges allow you and your child to earn virtual badges that correspond to milestone celebration stickers posted on the Danbury Library’s Junior floor Wall of Fame, and each child who completes the challenge receives a special prize!
Summer Reading Challenge
June 21, 2021 – August 13, 2021
It’s time to wander into the wonderful wilderness of summer learning. In this challenge you will read great books, participate in fun virtual activities, and attend interactive library programs for the chance to win some awesome prizes! Log a total of 20 hours of literacy activities to complete this challenge. Listening to audiobooks or reading with a friend or grown-up counts, too! Check out our challenge for pre-readers as well!
eBooks for Kids
We have collections of eBooks with platforms designed just for kids! You can also find great collections of eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and shows for kids using our digital collections available for all ages.
- Unlimited Access
- Enjoy in web browser
- Adobe Flash required
- Login: Danbury
- Password: library
- ID: Your library barcode number
2020 Nutmeg Award Winner
The winner for the 2020 Nutmeg Award is “Ban This Book” by Alan Gratz!
The Nutmeg Children’s Book Award encourages children in grades 4-6 to read quality books and choose their favorite from a list of 10 titles nominated by a committee of children’s reading professionals.
Nutmeg Book Discussion
Want to be involved in choosing the next winner? Join us for Monday book discussions! Readers grades 4-6 get together with fellow readers to discuss some of the great books nominated for the 2021 Nutmeg Award.
The Danbury Library offers Playaway Launchpads!
Pre-loaded with content for kids, teens, and adults, designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, and 100% secure, Launchpad tablets are made to be passed from one set of hands to the next.
No download time. No need for Wi-Fi. Access to powerful content is simple as turning on each device — anytime, anywhere.
Read alongs make it possible for kids to enjoy books and improve their reading skills, regardless of current reading level. By listening and reading along, even reluctant readers can improve reading speed, develop their vocabulary, improve comprehension, and even get involved in classroom discussions about the text.
Email Newsletter for Kids Programs
Need help selecting books for your children? Contact Christine, the library’s Children’s Librarian! Call 203.797.4505 extension 7737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Email preferred.