Kids

The Ferguson Library’s Youth Services Department is the library home for children from birth through the teen years and the parents, teachers, and professionals who care for them.

If you have a question about our services for children, you can get in touch by:

  • Submitting a question from our Contact Us page
  • Calling the Youth Information desk at 203-351-8242
  • Calling the Youth Reference desk at 203-351-8243
  • Using the "Chat with Us" button on our website

Digital Books for Kids

BiblioBoard

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Discover local books and stories from self-published authors, top indie e-books and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit.

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Hoopla Digital

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Download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, comic books, and TV shows. Hoopla Digital has put together a collection called Bonus Borrows that will not count against your monthly checkouts!

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Overdrive

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Check out ebooks and digital audiobooks on Overdrive. Think you have fines that you owe? Don't worry! All blocks for using Overdrive have been lifted for now!

Please note that after April 2023, the classic Overdrive app will not be available to use and you need to switch to Libby. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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The Palace Project

Palace Project
Palace Project brings you a wide selection of eBooks and eAudio through the Connecticut State Library and the Ferguson Library.
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Resources for Kids

Tutor.com

Tutor.com

Tutor.com has live access to tutors, tutorials, study guides and more

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TumbleBooks

TumbleBook Library: e-books for kids

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Access this service with your Ferguson Library card.

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Scholastic Go!

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Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject.

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Kid’s Library Updates

Horizons Program Admissions Nights at the Ferguson Library

Horizons at New Canaan Country School (NCCS) will be hosting admission nights Tuesday, January 24 from 4 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, February 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lower Level Makerspace of the Ferguson Library. During the admissions evenings, staff will be on hand to screen for eligibility and to assist families in completing applications which are available online in English, Spanish and Creole.

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Annual Stamford Literary Competition Now Open

The Stamford Literary Competition, which celebrates excellence in student writing, is now open to students who live or attend school in Stamford, and are in grades 3 to 12. Entries in original fiction, nonfiction and poetry are welcome. All entries must be submitted by February 10.

For entrance guidelines and rules, including required length and format, and the entry form, click here.

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Weekend Events to Celebrate MLK Jr.

In a lead-up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a number of area organizations will host special events to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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