905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00-6:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Saturday: 10:00-2:00
Sunday: Closed

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905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Social-Emotional Learning

The Youth Services Department values our role as a community Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) resource. We know that life gets complicated with all our complex emotions, and while understanding these emotions is a huge challenge, it can bring huge benefits. 

We have curated a list of titles, both fiction and nonfiction, in a variety of age ranges, that can help raise and address issues and concerns of all kinds. 

In addition to our bookshelves, we have Emotions Backpacks that can be checked out for three weeks at a time. Each is centered around an emotion and includes books and tools to help young patrons better understand and process their emotions. These backpacks are in the Social-Emotional Corner of our Family Resource Center. Also in that area are some free titles to take home to build your own Social-Emotional bookshelf. Please help yourself to a book and a stress ball.

If there is an additional resource that can support you or your family, please let us know. There are infinite ways to feel and countless ways to approach each emotion, so if there’s something we haven’t thought of yet, please share!

Emotions Backpacks


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