Manchester, Connecticut

Drop-In Programs


Check out the What's Happening link for special drop-in programs.  

No Registration is required for the following programs.


Mary Cheney Library
586 Main Street
Manchester CT   

Drop-In Storytimes

Saturday, April 1, 8*,15, 22 and 29th at 10:30 a.m.

All programs are FREE and no registration is required.

*Saturday April 8, 2017 
10:30 a.m. at Cheney
Bring your camera for a visit from Peter Rabbit.
Fun photo opportunity with Peter Rabbit and a craft activity.


Mary Cheney Library is closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 for Good Friday.

Thursday Evening Drop-in Storytimes at Cheney
March 30, April 6, 20 and 27th at 6:30 pm.
Free and no registration required.

School Vacation Week

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am at Cheney
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Visit the library to contribute to our purple mural.  
Children who attend this program will receive their own copy of
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, while supplies last.
One book per family.
Free, no registration required.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 10:30 am at Cheney
Preschool Bingo
Picture Bingo for children ages 3-5.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:00 pm at Cheney
Pokemon GO Walk
Join Manchester Public Library's trainers and maybe catch some Pokemon!
Bring your own device loaded with the Pokemon Go app and wear comfortable clothes.  After the walk, the group will return to Mary Cheney for a craft and snack.  
All ages welcome.  Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  Free, no registration required.
Please call 860-645-0577 if there is inclement weather.  
No rain date scheduled.

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 3:30 pm at the Whiton Library
and 6:30 pm at Cheney
Animal Embassy: Nightlife in the Animal Kingdom
Learn about how some animals live for the night.
Always an interesting, educational and fun program.
Free, no registration required.

 Weekly Friday event unless noted:

*New Enhanced Playgroup 
from 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
Literacy activities with Miss Teena

 Keeney and Waddell Family Resource Center 
*Preschool Playgroup from 10:00 - 12:00, at Mary Cheney Library.  
Toys are provided and parental supervision is required.
Everyone is welcome.  All activities are FREE.


Playgroup are also available at the Whiton Branch Library from 
9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Whiton is closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 for Good Friday.

 Whiton Library

100 North Main Street
Manchester, CT  


           Every Friday, Preschool Playgroup 
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Toys are provided and parental supervision is required.

 are FREE.



Evening Storytimes at Whiton will start in January 2017.  See the flyer here. Evening Storytimes are drop in events.  No registration required.